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Joe Vanek

Joe Vanek

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Photographer: Mick O'Byrne

Surname
Vanek
First Name(s)
Joe
Agent
Simpson Fox Associates (UK)

Jobs

Job Type
Set Designer
Job Type
Costume Designer

Description of what you do

Designing sets and costumes for Theatre, Opera, Ballet and contemporary dance. Also temporary stagings (Wexford Festival Opera and The National Museum - Collins Barracks.)

Recent Theatre/Dance Work

The Rivals. Abbey Theatre. 2009
Knives in Hens. Landmark. 2009.
Happy Days. Corn Exchange . 2010.
Arcadia. Gate Theatre. 2010.
The Speckled People. Gate Theatre. 2011.
Between Foxrock and a Hard Place. Landmark. 2011
Dubliner's. Corn Exchange. 2012

Recent Film/TV/Other Work

The Poacher, Buxton Festival Opera. 2008.
The Mines of Sulphur. Wexford Festival Opera. 2008.
Medea. Glimmerglass Festival Opera. 2011.
Orfeo. Opera Theater Company 2012.
Opera Brief's R.I.A.M @ the LIR 2012.

Other Details

Professional Interests/Special Skills
Curating Exhibitions (e.g. Scene Change. 100 Years of Design at the Abbey Theatre.) Irish Museum of Modern Art. 2005.
Writing. Essays, programme notes, articles for magazines related to the design process. + Book for publication in the Spring of 2013 - IRISHTHEATRESCAPES. Gandon Editions.
Training/Qualifications
MA in Theatre Design. Manchester University.
Awards
Several HARVEY'S Nominatons include several for the Irish Times Theatre Awards in both set and costume categories and a Best Costune Design Award 2001 for the Opera The Silver Tassie.
2 TONY nominations on Broadway for Dancing at Lughnasa.
Equity Membership
Yes
SIPTU Number
UK Equity
Languages
Some Czech
Other Information
Full driver's licence
Last Modified
05 Dec 2012

Images

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THE MINES OF SULPHUR
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Wexford Festival Opera 2008
Photographer
Joe Vanek
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THE RIVALS.
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The Abbey Theatre 2009
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Joe Vanek
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THE SPECKLED PEOPLE
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The Gate Theatre 2011
Photographer
Joe Vanek
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MEDEA ( Cherubini )
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Glimmerglass Festival Opera. 2011
Photographer
Joe Vanek
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ORFEO.
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Opera Theatre Company. 2012
Photographer
Joe Vanek
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