Laura Fine Hawkes
LAURA FINE HAWKES' work broadly encompasses scenic design for theatre and opera, as well as theme parks, museum exhibits, events, and television. Theatrical engagements include The Lieutenant of Inishmore at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (LA's Backstage 2011 Garland Award for Best Set Design), as well as a three American premiere plays with Salem K Company at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles (2009 LA Drama Critics Circle Award, 2008 LA Ovation Award Nomination for Best Set Design.) Additional scenic design includes work with Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Circle X, Antaeus Company, The Geffen Playhouse, Joyce Theatre, El Portal, Road Theatre, Latino Theatre Company Los Angeles, NoHo Arts Ensemble, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and a short film within the new Cirque du Soleil's Iris production at the Kodak Theatre, among many others. Design for opera includes the upcoming premiere of The Bricklayer, part of Houston Grand Opera's Song of Houston East + West series. Opera collaborations include Rice University, Cal-State Long Beach's Opera Institute, San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, UCLA Opera, and Cal-State Los Angeles. Laura has participated in the development of multiple international large-scale live shows and themed visitor experiences for Thinkwell Design and Production and The Hettema Group in LA. Laura designed the THEA award-winning Air Force One Discovery Center housed in the Air Force One Pavilion within The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA. Art Direction for television includes programming for NBC/Bravo, Comedy Central, AEG, PBS, and the FUEL Network. For Catastrophic she has designed sets for Endgame, American Falls, and Fleaven. Laura holds an MFA in Scenic Design from UCLA.