These recipients were honored at a reception at The West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre sponsored by Hudson Scenic Studios
BRITTANY BLAND is a storyteller who has dedicated her life to the proliferation of empathy. Bland’s work explores emerging media and technology’s role in performance. Originally from Atlanta GA, she holds a BA from Catawba College & MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama. Her recent design credits include Goddess (Berkeley Repertory Theater), Twelfth Night (Classical Theater of Harlem), A Dozen Dreams (En Garde Arts), and Seize the King (Classical Theater of Harlem).
Everett Elton Bradman’s 2021-2022 composer/sound designer credits include West Coast premieres (Trayf at the Geffen Playhouse), audio dramas (Aurora Theatre’s The Bluest Eye), student productions (UC Riverside’s Red Oleanders), Zoom theater (Actors Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020), podcasts (Z Space/Word for Word’s Retablos trilogy), filmed theater (San Francisco Playhouse’s Hieroglyph), hybrid visual/audio (New Conservatory Theater Company’s Interlude), and outdoor performances (Oakland Theater Project’s The Waste Land). Stop by and say hello at eltonsounds.com!
Stefania Bulbarella is a Video and Projections Designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina based in Brooklyn, NY. Off Broadway credits include: Space Dogs (MCC), Semblance (New York Theatre Workshop), The Watering Hole (Signature Theatre), Will You Come With Me? (The Play Company), Turtle on a Fence Post (Theatre 555), Eva Luna (Repertorio Español). Opera: Letters You Will Not Get (American Opera Project). Regional: House of Joy (St Louis Rep), The Mountaintop (Weston Playhouse). Nominations: Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Video/Projection Design for Space Dogs. www.stefaniabulbarella.com
Jessica Alexandra Cancino Gonzalez is a multidisciplinary Venezuelan artist, with a background in scenic design, scenic art, sculpture, and art installation. She explores how space sculpts our experiences and reframesstories to invite access to other’s perspectives. She was nominated for the Helen Hayes for outstanding Set Design in 2020 and was the Scenic Design Kenan Trust Fellow at the Kennedy Center in 2016. She is a USA829 Scenic Designer and Scenic Artist member based in NYC. www.jessicacancino.com
Frank Cazares is a costume designer known for his imaginative use of unconventional materials and a fine eye for detail. Frank has been a finalist in the national Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest for several years (including this year) and was a featured contestant on the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Challenge on TLC in 2019. Work experience includes Walt Disney Entertainment, Royal Caribbean Entertainment, independent feature films, and regional theatre companies.
Jordan McCree (he/him) is a percussionist, producer, composer, sound designer, and teaching artist based in Philadelphia. His recent collaborations include: Cherdonna Shinatra, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Arden Theatre Company, Ninth Planet, Wilma Theater, Theater Horizon, and Care Not Control Campaign. He is also a member of Philly-based hip hop collective, ILL DOOTS. ILL DOOTS’ latest album, The Message, is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more!
Jingyi Johanna Pan is a Costume and Scenic designer for Theatre, Film, Dance and Opera, a textile and visual artist, host and co-producer of the podcast “Dirty Laundry: Unpacking the Costume Closet”. Born and raised in Singapore, Johanna’s artistic practice is centered around decolonizing the imagination, breaking down the notions of feminized labor, and anti-racism. They continue to harbor hope for a more sustainable humankind in the face of adversity and dreams of a future of a better world.