Profile

Collette Pollard resides in Chicago designing scenery locally, regionally and internationally. Recent and upcoming Chicago credits include BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, 1984, HEAD OF PASSES (Steppenwolf Theatre), ARCADIA, ISAAC’S EYE and SWEET CHARITY (Writers’ Theatre), ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS, THE ILLUSION, (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Scenic Design, Court Theatre).  THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST and FISH MEN (Goodman Theatre). Recent and upcoming Regional credits include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & HAMLET (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), THE OLDEST BOY (Marin Theatre Company), GELLER GIRLS, GOOD PEOPLE and THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS (Alliance Theatre, all receiving Suzi Bass Award and Atlanta Fan Award Nominations), A MINISTER’S WIFE (San Jose Repertory Theatre), THE HAMMER TRINITY, ROSE & THE RIME, THE DONKEY SHOW, DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI, THE NUTCRACKER and THE SPARROW (Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts Miami), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Williamstown Theatre Festival), HARRIET JACOBS and THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). 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). Last fall Collette was the Scenic Design Jeff Award recipient for IN THE GARDEN at Lookingglass Theatre, where she will be designing THADDEUS & SLOCUM this spring. Recently she became an Artistic Associate at Timeline Theatre in Chicago where she designed 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 where she currently co-teaches the Toy Theatre course.