Artist Bio

Mara Blumenfeld

Mara Blumenfeld

(Bio as of September 2010)

Ms. Blumenfeld most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Candide during the 2010/2011 Season. Previous Goodman designs include Mary Zimmerman’s Mirror of the Invisible World (Jeff Award), Pericles, Silk, The Trojan Women, Galileo Galilei and The Odyssey; Robert Falls’ productions of Dollhouse, House, Garden and Griller; and Frank Galati’s Oedipus Complex. Her Chicago credits include numerous designs for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company, where she is an ensemble member. Her New York credits include Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses at Circle in the Square Theatre, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci at Second Stage Theatre and the premiere of the Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens musical The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center Theater. Her opera credits include Mary Zimmerman’s productions of Lucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula for The Metropolitan Opera and The Merry Widow for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her regional credits include designs for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, among many others. She is the recipient of three Jeff Awards and has been honored with nominations for two Drama Desk Awards and London’s Laurence Olivier Award.

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  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
  • Silk Production Photos
  • Mirror of the Invisible World Production Photos

With Goodman Theatre

  • Candide Candide
    1011 Season
    Play by Leonard Bernstein and Mary Zimmerman
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Mirror of the Invisible World Mirror of the Invisible World
    0607 Season
    Play by Mary Zimmerman
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Oedipus Complex Oedipus Complex
    0607 Season
    Play by Frank Galati
    Directed by Frank Galati
  • Pericles Pericles
    0506 Season
    Play by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Dollhouse Dollhouse
    0405 Season
    Play by Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Silk Silk
    0405 Season
    Play by Mary Zimmerman
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Trojan Women Trojan Women
    0203 Season
    Play by Seneca
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei
    0102 Season
    Play by Philip Glass et al.
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • House House
    0001 Season
    Play by Alan Ayckbourn
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Garden Garden
    0001 Season
    Play by Alan Ayckbourn
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • The Jungle Book The Jungle Book
    1213 Season
    Play by Mary Zimmerman
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • The White Snake The White Snake
    1314 Season
    Play by Based on the Classic Chinese Fable
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman
  • Brigadoon Brigadoon
    1314 Season
    Play by Alan Lerner & Frederick Lowe
    Directed by Rachel Rockwell
  • Sweat Sweat
    1819 Season
    Play by Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Ron OJ Parson