Artist Bio

Annie Smart

(Bio as of November 2001)

Annie Smart most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Big Love during the 2001/2002 Season. She has designed shows (usually both sets and costumes) for major theater companies in the U.K., United States and Germany, including in Britain: the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Court, Bristol Theatre, the Old Vic, the Leices­ter Haymarket and Liverpool Playhouse (where she was head of design); and in the United States: the Public Theatre, Arena Stage, A.C.T. in San Francis­co, the Guthrie Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse. A major part of her work has been with new plays, espe­cially those of the playwright Caryl Churchill. Of the classics she has designed Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The School for Scandal, The Impor­tance of Being Earnest, Miss Julie, The Father, Nora, Medea, Woyzeck, The Voysey Inheritance, Loot, Three­penny Opera, La Traviata and more. She moved to America permanently six years ago and teaches design at the MFA level at the University of Califor­nia at San Diego.

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