Wendall K. Harrington

On The Dnieper

Wendall K. Harrington received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and American Theatre Wing awards for her design of The Who’s Tommy. Broadway: To Be or Not To Be, Grey Gardens,
The Capeman, Ragtime, The Good Body, Putting It Together, Company, The Civil War, Racing Demon, John Leguizamo’s Freak, Amy’s View, The Will Rogers Follies, My One and Only, The Heidi Chronicles and They’re Playing Our Song. Off-Broadway: Hapgood, As Thousands Cheer, The Investigation. Opera: Ghosts of Versailles at OTSL, Rusalka, The Grapes of Wrath and Transatlantic for Minnesota Opera, The Turn of the Screw in Copenhagen; Nixon in China at OTSL, A View From the Bridge at Lyric/MET and Washington National Opera, The Photographer at BAM, Orfeo ed Euridice in Vienna, Manon Lescaut in D.C. Ballet: Anna Karenina for Royal Danish Ballet; Ballet Mécanique and Deconstructing English for Doug Varone, Othello for American Ballet Theatre. Concert: Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience for Vocal Essence, I Hear America Singing for PBS, and tours for Chris Rock, Simon and Garfunkle, John Fogerty and The Talking Heads.

Harrington, a founding member of the Drama Department, is the former design director of Esquire magazine. She created player introductions for the New York Knicks, Liberty and Rangers as well as two fine daughters. She directed and designed the premier of Arjuna’s Dilemma, a new opera by Doug Cuomo, and Snapshots, an evening of string quartets and imagery. She lectures widely on projection design and is on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama.

On the Dnieper is Harrington’s second work for American Ballet Theatre since
Othello (1997).

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