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Sarah Krainin

Duke University

Sarah Krainin is an object artist and scenic designer who works nationally for theater, dance, opera, and puppetry. She resided as props artisan for Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and for Mr. Foreman’s opera collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, What to Wear (REDCAT). Recent collaborations include scenic design for the premiere of Kimber Lee’s different words for the same thing, Erik Ehn’s Clouded Sulphur, directed by Janie Geiser for RADARLA, and object design for Invisible Cities, a site-specific opera created by The Industry in Los Angeles’ Union Station. Sarah has also designed puppets for Torry Bend’s The Paper Hat Game, If My Feet Have Lost the Ground, and Love’s Infrastructure, performances which combine live puppetry and video to explore relationships between the body, cityscape, and landscape. Sarah makes short puppet shows in which objects transform in unexpected ways, and writes graphic scores for object theater. She has a BA in Theater and Classical Civilization from Wesleyan University, and an MFA in Scenic Design from CalArts.