Donyale Werle, a Brooklyn, NY based theatrical set designer, was the featured speaker at this year’s Design Dialogue on October 24. Donyale, who supports and employs sustainable practices in theatrical set design, demonstrates how sustainability can be achieved through studio practices, budgeting, working with local artisans and technicians and using new and re-discovered materials.
She is the Co-Chair (with Bob Usdin) of the
Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway
Green Alliance, an organization that inspires, educates and motivates the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally
Donyale works with salvaged materials to create
unique, handcrafted sets & props. In 2011 she received an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Set Design and a Lucille Lortel Award. In 2010 she received the Henry Hewes Design Award for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public Theater). She also received a 2011 Tony Nomination for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and a 2012 Tony Award for Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway.
This event was made possible through the generosity
of the Pittsburgh Design Community and donors to
the La Roche College Interior Design Advisory Board
Fall 2013 Fund Raising Campaign.