Meet Dan Conway, Set Designer

April 20, 2011

Award-winning designer, Dan Conway is busy creating multiple “worlds” for The Hub Theatre’s upcoming production of The Clockmaker.

After ten years as a free-lance designer in Manhattan, Dan Conway moved to Washington, DC, where he maintains his studio, teaches, and heads the MFA program in design at The University of Maryland. While in New York, he attended the Studio and Forum of Stage Design, and assisted Tony Award-winning designer, John Lee Beatty on many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. He also designed several dozen Off-Broadway productions on Theatre Row. New York design credits include the premieres of Horton Foote’s Lily Dale and Brecht’s Conversations in Exile, as well as many productions for The Manhattan Class Company directed by Don Scardino, Michael Greif, Robert Lupone, and others. Dan has designed productions for Regional Theatres including The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Boston Lyric Opera, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Hangar Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and The Arden and Wilma Theatres in Philadelphia.

In the DC area, Dan has designed 20 productions for The Studio Theatre. Recent projects include Radio Golf directed by Ron Himes for the Studio Theatre, Arcadia directed by Aaron Posner for The Folger Theatre, Chasing George Washington directed by John Vreeke for The Kennedy Center, My Name is Asher Lev directed by Aaron Posner for The Arden Theatre, Dirty Blonde directed by Jeremy Skidmore for The Signature Theatre, Chess and Sunset Boulevard directed by Eric Schaeffer for The Signature Theatre, and the premiere of The Trumpet of The Swan by Jason Robert Brown directed by Gary Griffin for The Kennedy Center. With ten nominations for Outstanding Set Design, Dan has been honored with the Helen Hayes Award twice, most recently in 2009 for Stunning directed by Anne Kauffman for The Woolly Mammoth Theatre.


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