Kris Stone’s set designs have been seen throughout the U.S., Scotland, England, Ireland, and Australia in over 100 productions, earning her a nomination for The Irish Theatre Award for Best Set Designer, an NEA/TCG Award for Set Design, a 2006 Bay Area Critics Award for Best Set Design, a Featured Designer at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial, and a nomination for The Drama Desk Award for Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner’s Opera Brundibar.
Recent Theatre designs have been seen at: Vineyard Theatre – NYC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Old Globe, Abbey Theatre – Dublin, Long Wharf, New Victory – NYC, Huntington Stage – Boston, Riverside Studios – London, Alliance Theatre – Atlanta, The Dublin and Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Asolo Theatre Festival, Women’s Project, The Vineyard, Hartford Stage, Rattlestick, San Jose Rep, and The Royal Theatre in Tasmania.
Kris has designed the World Premiers of many plays such as God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz (Vineyard), Act A Lady by Jordan Harrison (Humana Festival), Gumby Karen Hartman (Yale), The Black Eyed by Betty Shamieh (The Magic), Rules of Charity by John Belusso (The Magic), But the Giraffe by Tony Kushner (New Victory), Suburb a musical by David Javerbaum and Bob Cohen (York Theatre),Slag Heap by Anton Dudley (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), All About Al by Cherie Vogelstein (EST), Deaf Day by Leslie Ayvazian (EST), Goodbye Oscar by Romulus Linney (EST), Urgent Fury by Allison Moore (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Fortune by Deborah Zoe Laufer (Juilliard), Dublin By Lamplight by Michael West and The Corn Exchange (Irish Tour, London, & Tasmania),Natural Selection by Eric Sobel (Humana Festival), The Four of Us by Itamar Moses (Old Globe), Wonton Destruction by Jill Szuchmacher (3 Legged Dog) and Older Testaments by The David Dorfman Dance Co. (Joyce Theatre).
Opera Credits include: Don Giovanni (Florentine, Nashville, & Cleveland Opera), Brundibar and Comedy On the Bridge (Chicago Opera Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep, and The New Victory), Maria Stuarda (Lyric Opera – Baltimore), and Burning Bright and Orfeo Ed Eurydice (Opera Festival New Jersey at The McCarter).
Kris studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from The Yale School of Drama in Stage Design, and has taught stage design at Vassar, NYU’s Tisch School, and Swarthmore.