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Shifting Perspectives: Stage Designer Mimi Lien

“Set Designer Mimi Lien, a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur ”genius” grant, has been designing for theater since 2003. Among her credits are Outrage, An Octoroon, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. An Obie Award winner for sustained excellence in set design, Lien works with steel and creates smooth landscapes, taking an environmental approach to building sets for new works of theater.

She currently has two shows running: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play War at LCT3, as well as Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 moving to Broadway in October. Additionally, she is a co-founder of JACK, a performance space in Brooklyn, currently co-led by Alec Duffy and DeeArah Wright.

What makes for genius? A startling revelation again and again…”

Read @ The Brooklyn Rail