carey wong
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CAREY WONG
Design Resource Associates
Communicating in word and image


Gig Harbor, Washington
(253) 858-8419
careywong@comcast.net

Positions

Freelance designer/consultant/owner, Design Resource Associates; Gig Harbor, Washington; May 1984–present.

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre Department, University of Puget Sound; January–May 2008.

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University; January 2001–June 2002.

Artistic Associate, Tacoma Actors Guild; Tacoma, Washington; June 1997–June 2001.

Director of Productions/Resident Designer, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts; Little Rock, Arkansas; September 1984–May 2001 (17 seasons).

Associate Artistic Administrator/Resident Designer, Opera Memphis; Memphis, Tennessee; 1982–84 (2 seasons).

General Production Manager/Resident Designer, Portland Opera; Portland, Oregon; 1974–82 (8 seasons).

Fellowships and Grants

Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, 2006.

Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, 1985.

United States/United Kingdom Bicentennial Exchange Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; Washington, D.C.; December 1980–June 1981.

National Institute for Music Theater Training Grant, Portland Opera, 1974–75, 1975–76 seasons.

John Courtney Murray Traveling Fellowship, Yale University, 1972–73 academic year.

Connecticut Research Foundation Grant, 1970.

Education

First-year stage design candidate for M.F.A., Yale School of Drama, 1973–74 academic year.

B.A., Scholar of the House, Yale College; May 1972.

Publications

STAGE OF THE ART; Tempe, Arizona.

LIVE DESIGN (formerly, ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN and THEATRE CRAFTS INTERNATIONAL); New York, New York.

Exhibitions

TRANSFORMATION SCENES: METAMORPHOSIS ON STAGE

RE-CREATED WORLDS: THE COLLABORATIVE VISION OF STAGE DESIGN

1991 PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL—"MOZART IN AMERICA: DESIGN FOR OPERA"

OREGON ARTS COMMISSION FELLOWSHIP ARTISTS, 1984–1986

CREATING WITHIN THE BLACK BOX

Professional Affiliations

United Scenic Artists, Local 829: Scenic and Costume Design categories.

Community Service

Theatre Puget Sound, Board of Directors; Seattle, Washington; April 2001–February 2002.

 
Representative Theatre Design Credits
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
THE COMPARABLES
  by Laura Schellhardt
Braden Abraham 2015 World Premiere
BOEING BOEING
  by Marc Camoletti
Allison Narver 2013  
INSPECTING CAROL
  by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle
  Repertory Theatre Acting Company
Jerry Manning 2012  
SYLVIA
  by A. R. Gurney
R. Hamilton Wright 2011  
BIRDIE BLUE
  by Cheryl L. West
Chuck Smith 2007  
Murderers
  by Jeffrey Hatcher
Steven Dietz 2007  
The Chosen
  by Chaim Potok & Aaron Posner
Aaron Posner 2005  

ACT Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
MURDER FOR TWO
Daniel Knechtges 2017 Co-production with 5th Avenue Theatre
THE ROYALE
Ameenah Kaplan 2016
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
  by Tennessee Williams
Kurt Beattie 2015
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
  by Christopher Durang
Kurt Beattie 2015
BETHANY
  by Laura Marks
John Langs 2014
UNCLE HO TO UNCLE SAM
  by Trieu Tran with Robert Egan
Robert Egan 2012 World Premiere
THE PITMEN PAINTERS
  by Lee Hall
Kurt Beattie 2012
First Class
  by David Wagoner
Kurt Beattie 2007 World Premiere
The Underpants
  by Steve Martin
Kurt Beattie 2006  
A Number
  by Caryl Churchill
John Kazanjian 2006  
Good Boys
  by Jane Martin
Jon Jory 2004  
Going to St. Ives
  by Lee Blessing
Leslie Swackhamer 1997 World Premiere
Fish Head Soup
  by Philip Kan Gotanda
Tim Bond 1994  
Holy Ghosts
  by Romulus Linney
Clayton Corzatte 1979  

Intiman Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Sheila Daniels 2009  
THE GRAPES OF WRATH Linda Hartzell 2005  
Intimate Apparel
  by Lynn Nottage
Jacqueline Moscou 2005  
Crowns
  by Regina Taylor
Jacqueline Moscou 2004  
Three Sisters Margaret Booker 1978  

Seattle Children's Theatre: 32 shows (1994–2016)
Show Director Year Misc.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  dramatization by Adrian Mitchell
Linda Hartzell 2016
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Linda Hartzell 2015
MWINDO
  by Cheryl L. West
Linda Hartzell 2015 World Premiere
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
  by Jeff Church, music and lyrics by
  Rich Gray
Allison Narver 2014 World Premiere
THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
  by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Jonathan Shmidt
Chapman
2014 World Premiere
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
  adapted by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul,
  and Tim McDonald
Linda Hartzell 2013 World Premiere of Revised Version
CRASH
  adapted by Y York
Rita Giomi 2013 World Premiere
A SINGLE SHARD
  adapted by Robert Schenkkan
Linda Hartzell 2012 World Premiere
THE BORROWERS
  adapted by Charles Way
Rita Giomi 2010  
Peter Pan
  by Charlap, Leigh, Styne, Comden
  & Green
Linda Hartzell 2009 –
2010
 
A Tale of Two Cities
  adapted by Dwayne Hartford
Rita Giomi 2009  
Bluenose
  by Emil Sher
Allison Narver 2008  
Night of the Living Dead
  adapted by Lori Allen Ohm
Linda Hartzell 2008  
The Hundred Dresses
  adapted by Mary Hall Surface
Allison Narver 2008  
The Neverending Story
  adapted by David S. Craig
David Bennett 2007 World Premiere
Addy: An American Girl Story
  adapted by Cheryl West
Linda Hartzell 2007 World Premiere
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  by OyamO with music by
  Carman Moore
Linda Hartzell 2006 World Premiere
Sleeping Beauty
  by Charles Way with songs by
  Chad Henry
Rita Giomi 2005  
The Magic City
  adapted by Joe Sutton
Linda Hartzell 2004 World Premiere
Tibet Through the Red Box
  adapted by David Henry Hwang
Francesca Zambello 2004 World Premiere
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  adapted by John Olive
Rita Giomi 2003 World Premiere
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  dramatization by Adrian Mitchell
Linda Hartzell 2002 & 2003  
Holes
  by Louis Sachar
Linda Hartzell 2002 World Premiere
Into the West Greg Banks 2002  
Johnny Tremain
  adapted by John Olive
Rita Giomi 2001 World Premiere
Mask of the Unicorn Warrior
  by Y York
Linda Hartzell 2001 World Premiere
Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy
  by Sid Fleischman and
  John Engerman
Linda Hartzell 2000 World Premiere
Time Again in Oz
  by Suzan Zeder and Richard Gray
Linda Hartzell 1999 World Premiere
Kenny's Window
  by Maurice Sendak adapted by
  Todd Jefferson Moore
Linda Hartzell 1998 World Premiere
Pink and Say
  adapted by OyamO
Linda Hartzell 1998 World Premiere
The Odyssey Linda Hartzell 1997  
Naomi's Road
  adapted by Paula Wing
Linda Hartzell 1995  

Tacoma Actors Guild: 26 shows (1990–2007) including:
Show Director Year Misc.
Proof Rita Giomi 2007  
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Kent Phillips 2006  
The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It Pat Patton 2004  
Crumbs from the Table of Joy Valerie Curtis-
Newton
2003  
Macbeth Pat Patton 2003  
Forbidden Christmas
  by Richard Gray
Richard Gray 2002 & 2003  
Much Ado About Nothing Pat Patton 2002  
The Sunshine Boys Bryan Humphrey 2001  
The Merry Wives of Windsor Pat Patton 2001  
Das Barbecü Richard Gray 2000  
A Midsummer Night's Dream Pat Patton 1999  
Twelfth Night Pat Patton 1998  
Miss Julie Kamella Tate 1997  
The Glass Menagerie Burke Walker 1996  
The Quick-Change Room Bruce K. Sevy 1995  
Once on This Island Stephen Terrell 1995  
The Comedy of Errors Bruce K. Sevy 1994  
The Mystery of Irma Vep Michael Olich 1994  
I Hate Hamlet! Bruce K. Sevy 1992  
Lend Me a Tenor Bruce K. Sevy 1991  
A Christmas Carol Bruce K. Sevy 1990  

Childsplay
Show Director Year Misc.
THE YELLOW BOAT
  by David Saar
Dwayne Hartford 2017  
PETE OR THE RETURN OF PETER PAN
  by Dwayne Hartford
David Saar 2016 World Premiere
THE SUN SERPENT
  by Jose Cruz Gonzales
Rachel Bowditch 2011 World Premiere
THE BORROWERS
  adapted by Charles Way
Dwayne Hartford 2011  
THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT
  adapted by David Wood
David Saar 2010  
JUNIE B. IN "JINGLE BELLS,
BATMAN SMELLS"

  adapted by Allison Gregory
David Saar 2009 World Premiere
Busytown
  adapted by Kevin Kling
Dwayne Hartford 2009  
A Tale of Two Cities
  adapted by Dwayne Hartford
David Saar 2008 World Premiere
The Secret Garden
  adapted by Pamela Sterling
Adam Burke 2006  
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
  adapted by Kevin Kling
Linda Hartzell 2003  

Book-It Repertory Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET
  adapted by Annie Lareau
Annie Lareau 2012 World premiere
THE RIVER WHY
  adapted by Myra Platt
Myra Platt 2010

Empty Space Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
Barrymore's Ghost
  by Jason Miller
Rod Pilloud 1997 World Premiere
Dracula
  by Steven Dietz
Eddie Levi Lee 1997  

Seattle Group Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
To be Young, Gifted, and
Black
Tim Bond 1994  
Tod, the Boy, Tod
  by Talvin Wilks
Tim Bond 1994  

Other Theatres
Show Director Year Company
CHINGLISH
  by David Henry Hwang
Annie Lareau 2015 Arts West
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Victor Pappas 2014 Seattle Shakespeare Company
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS David Saar 2014 Arizona Theatre Company
THE SUN SERPENT Rachel Bowditch 2014 Mixed Blood Theatre
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Linda Hartzell 2011 Syracuse Stage
Una Pareja de Miedo Jaime Azpilicueta 2006 Nearco Producciones
(Madrid, Spain)
The Miser Dennis Bigelow 1989 Portland Center Stage
What the Butler Saw Albert Takazauckas 1988 Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Sound and Beauty
  by David Henry Hwang
Rita Giomi 1986 IFCC Cultural Center
(Portland)
The Importance of Being Earnest Ghita Hager 1985 Portland Repertory Theatre
 
Representative Musical Theatre Design Credits
The Village Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
A PROPER PLACE
  by Leslie Becker and Curtis Rhodes
Jerry Dixon 2017 World premiere
MY HEART IS THE DRUM
  book by Jenny Redling,
  music by Philip Palmer,
  lyrics by Stacey Luftig
Schele Williams 2016 West Coast Premiere
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
  by Mark Brown
David Ira Goldstein 2015
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
  by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi
Jon Kretzu 2012 West Coast Premiere
Aida
  by Elton John & Tim Rice
Steve Tomkins & Brian Yorkey 2008  
Girl of My Dreams
  by Peter Ekstrom, Steve Hayes,
  & David DeBoy
Steve Tomkins 2006  
The Secret Garden Brian Yorkey 2004  
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Steve Tomkins 2004  
The Ark
  by Michael McLean & Kevin Kelly
Steve Tomkins 2003  
La Cage aux Folles Steve Tomkins 2002  

Phoenix Theatre
Show Director Year Misc.
OUR TOWN Michael Barnard 2013
S'WONDERFUL Robert Kolby Harper 2012
THE QUILTMAKER'S GIFT Robert Kolby Harper 2012
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Robert Kolby Harper 2012
NINE Michael Barnard 2011
NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
  by Douglas J. Cohen
Richard Roland 2011
GLORIOUS!
  by Peter Quilter
Daniel Schay 2010

Hey City Theater
Show Director Year Misc.
Smokey Joe's Café Sandy Hey 2001 Minneapolis
Tony & Tina's Wedding Ross Young 2001 Cleveland
Tony & Tina's Wedding Ross Young 1999 Baltimore
Tony & Tina's Wedding Ross Young 1997 Portland

The Musical Theatre Company
Show Director Year Misc.
Kiss Me Kate Dan Murphy 1999  
Sweet Charity
Stan Foote 1999  
Cabaret Stan Foote 1999  
She Loves Me Bill Dobson 1998  
Funny Girl Greg Tamblyn 1998  
Of Thee I Sing Bill Dobson 1996  
The Gypsy Baron Jon Kretzu 1993  
Brigadoon Michael Jones 1993  
South Pacific Bill Dobson 1993  
The Desert Song Karen Boettcher-Tate 1992  
Kismet Steve Smith 1989  
The Boyfriend
Karen Boettcher-Tate 1988  
Oklahoma! Jack Featheringill 1987  
The Mikado Ghita Hager 1987  
 
Representative Opera Design Credits
Des Moines Metro Opera
Show Director Year Misc.
Gloriana Robert L. Larsen 2005  
Lucia di Lammermoor Robert L. Larsen 2005  
Faust Robert L. Larsen 2003  
 
Orlando Opera
Show Director Year Misc.
Don Giovanni Robert Swedberg 2007  
The Magic Flute Robert Swedberg 2002  
 
Opera Southwest
Show Director Year Misc.
AMLETO
  by Franco Faccio
David Bartholomew 2014 American Stage Premiere
DON GIOVANNI David Bartholomew 2013  
MADAMA BUTTERFLY David Bartholomew 2013  
OTELLO
  by Gioacchino Rossini
David Bartholomew 2012  
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE David Bartholomew 2011  
 
Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts: 53 shows (1984–2001) including:
Show Director Year Misc.
Noye's Fludde Terry Sneed 2001  
La Finta Giardiniera Leslie Swackhamer 2000  
La Traviata Ann Chotard 1999  
The Magic Flute Albert Takazauckas 1997  
A Little Night Music Albert Takazauckas 1996  
La Tragédie de Carmen Michael Jones 1995  
Precious Few
  by Terry Sneed
by Terry Sneed 1994 World Premiere
Turn of the Screw Albert Takazauckas 1993  
Madama Butterfly Adelaide Bishop 1993  
Cosi fan tutte Malcolm Fraser 1990  
Lucia di Lammermoor Malcolm Fraser 1989  
Postcard from Morocco Patrick Bakman 1989  
The Threepenny Opera Patrick Bakman 1989  
Sweeney Todd Ken Cazan 1988  
Albert Herring Albert Takazauckas 1988  
The Marriage of Figaro Patrick Bakman 1987  
As Long as a Child Remembers
  by Raymond Pannell
Raymond Pannell 1986 World Premiere
Dido and Aeneas Ann Chotard 1985  
Clair de lune
  by Libby Larsen
Ann Chotard 1985 World Premiere
La Bohème Ann Chotard 1984  
Abduction from the Seraglio Ann Chotard 1984  
 
Tacoma Opera: 11 shows (1992–2011) including:
Show Director Year Misc.
Pagliacci /
Trouble in Tahiti
Benjamin Smith 2011  
Madama Butterfly David Bartholomew 1999 & 2004  
La Traviata David Bartholomew 1995 & 2002  
Don Giovanni David Bartholomew 2001  
Don Pasquale David Bartholomew 2000  
Cosi fan tutte David Bartholomew 1999  
Romeo and Juliet David Bartholomew 1996  
Carmen David Bartholomew 1993  
 
Portland Opera: 12 shows (1974–1982):
Show Director Year Misc.
Wuthering Heights
  by Bernard Herrmann
Malcolm Fraser 1982 World Premiere
Manon Lescaut Ghita Hager 1982  
Abduction from the Seraglio Ghita Hager 1982 co-produced with Seattle Opera
Eugene Onegin Ghita Hager 1981  
Rigoletto Ghita Hager 1981  
Don Giovanni Malcolm Fraser 1980 second production built by Calgary Opera/Edmonton Opera in 1987
Fidelio Ghita Hager 1980 co-produced with Seattle Opera
Daughter of the Regiment Ghita Hager 1979  
La Cenerentola Ghita Hager 1977 co-produced with Seattle Opera
The Consul Gian Carlo Menotti 1976 traveled to first Spoleto Festival, USA; broadcast on Great Performances
Life of Orestes
  by Ernst Krenek
Ghita Hager 1975 English translation by composer commissioned by Portland Opera
Der Freischütz Frans Boerlage 1974  
 
Anchorage Opera
Show Director Year Misc.
Le nozze di Figaro Patrick Bakman 1991  
Rigoletto Grethe Holby 1989  
Il Trovatore Albert Takazauckas 1986  
 
Portland State University
Show Director Year Misc.
SUOR ANGELICA/GIANNI SCHICCHI TBA 2017  
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM David Edward 2014  
LA RONDINE Jon Kretzu 2013  
THE DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES David Edwards 2012  
STREET SCENE Bill Fabris 2011  
The Merry Widow Tito Capobianco 2010  
Falstaff Tito Capobianco 2009  
Cosi fan tutte Tito Capobianco 2007  
Suor Angelica
Gianni Schicchi
Brenda Nuckton 2005  
THE MAGIC FLUTE Brenda Nuckton 2001  
Reverend Everyman
  by Salvador Brotons
Lincoln Clark 1997  
 
Florida State University
Show Director Year Misc.
Hansel and Gretel Michael McConnell 1995  
Les Mamelles de Tiresias/Le Pauvre Matelot Lincoln Clark 1995  
 
Other Companies
Show Director Year Misc.
Romeo et Juliette Gina Lapinski 2004 Sugar Creek Symphony & Song
The Magic Flute Robert Swedberg 2003 Beijing Music Festival/Macao International Music Festival
Madama Butterfly Ken Cazan 1989 Seattle Opera
Rachel
  by Kenton Coe
David Morelock 1989 Knoxville Opera
Siegfried Roger Franklin 1989 Valhalla Wagnerfest (New York)
Don Giovanni Malcolm Fraser 1987 Edmonton Opera/Calgary Opera
Madama Butterfly James Toland 1986 Eugene Opera
Willie Stark Carlisle Floyd 1985 Opera Carolina/Shreveport Opera
Abduction from the Seraglio Anne Atherton Randolph 1984 Opera Memphis
The Barber of Seville Nick Muni 1982 Long Beach Opera
The Tales of Hoffmann Whitfield Lloyd 1980 Kentucky Opera/Augusta Opera
Die Fledermaus James de Blasis 1979 Pittsburgh Opera/Opera Omaha
Susannah Patrick Bakman 1977 Western Opera Theater/San Francisco Opera Center
 
Dance Design Credits
Ballet Arizona
Show Choreographer Year Misc.
THE NUTCRACKER Ib Andersen 2006  
 
Eugene Ballet
Show Choreographer Year Misc.
THE NUTCRACKER (touring version) Toni Pimble 1994  
 
Exhibit Design Credits
Portland Chinatown History Foundation
Show Curator Year Misc.
BEYOND THE GATE Jackie Peterson-Loomis 2017  
 
Oregon Historical Society
Show Curator Year Misc.
BEYOND THE GATE Jackie Peterson-Loomis 2016  
 
 
Professional References:
 
  Linda Hartzell
Artistic Director Emeritus
Seattle Children's Theatre
201 Thomas Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-0807, ext. 102
Braden Abraham
Artistic Director
Seattle Repertory Theatre
115 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2210
David Saar
Artistic Director Emeritus
Childsplay
900 S. Mitchell Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 921-5700
 
         
  Kurt Beattie
Artistic Director Emeritus
ACT Theatre
700 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101-4037
(206) 292-7660
David Bartholomew
Director of Artistic Operations
Opera Southwest
P.O. Box 27671
Albuquerque, NM 87125
(253) 278-4849
Bruce K. Sevy
Associate Artistic Director
Denver Center Theatre Company
1050 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-4000
 
         
  Tim Bond
Professor, School of Drama
University of Washington
112A Hutchinson Hall, Box 353950
Seattle, WA 98195-3950
(206) 685-1118
Robert Swedberg
Stage Director
Department of Music
University of Michigan
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085
(734) 764-6810
Steve Tomkins
Artistic Director
The Village Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-1942
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