Profile

joe-mazza-brave-lux-collette-pollard6Y6A5684Collette Pollard resides in Chicago designing scenery locally, regionally and internationally. Recent and upcoming Chicago credits include A SHAYNA MAIDEL (Timeline Theatre), HIR, THE FUNDAMENTALS, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY (Steppenwolf Theatre), SMART PEOPLE and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Writers’ Theatre), THE WOLVES, THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST and FISH MEN (Goodman Theatre), THADDEUS & SLOCUM and IN THE GARDEN (Lookingglass Theatre, Jeff Award recipient). Recent and upcoming Regional credits include  SENSE & SENSIBILITY and HANNAH AND THE DREAD  (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), ANGRY, RAUCOUS AND SHAMELESSLY GORGEOUS, GELLER GIRLS and GOOD PEOPLE (Alliance Theatre, all receiving Suzi Bass Award and Atlanta Fan Award Nominations), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and HAMLET (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), THE HAMMER TRINITY, ROSE & THE RIME, THE DONKEY SHOW, DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI, THE NUTCRACKER and THE SPARROW (Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts Miami) Collette has designed several operas DON GIOVANNI (Castleton Theatre Festival), THE GRAPES OF WRATH (Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. Evanston, IL), FALSTAFF (University of Illinois School of Music, Champaign Urbana, IL), and SOUR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI (DePaul University School of Music, Chicago, IL). International credits include JOAN D’ARC (Co-production Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, and Linz09, Linz, Austria) and MARIA STEWART (Linz09, Linz, Austria).  Collette is an Artistic Associate at Timeline Theatre in Chicago where she designed INANA, DANNY CASALARO, THE HOW & THE WHY, BLOOD & GIFTS and THE FRONT PAGE which she received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Scenic Design. Collette is a Company Member at The House Theatre Company of Chicago where she has designed 20 plus productions, including THE HAMMER TRINITY, DORIAN, ROSE & THE RIME, DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI, THE NUTCRACKER, THE SPARROW and THE MAGNIFICENTS. Collette was the recipient of the Michael Merritt Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2010 and received her MFA from Northwestern University. She recently joined the faculty as an Associate Professor of Scenic Design at University of Illinois at Chicago.