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