Carnegie Mellon University

Narelle Sissons

Narelle Sissons

Associate Professor, Design, School of Drama

Address Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Narelle Sissons is an award-winning theatre designer who has worked on productions at many of the major resident theatres and operas in the United States and Europe.

Her Broadway credits include: 'All My Son's' for The Roundabout Theatre Company. Off Broadway credits include the Pulitzer Prize winning play: 'How I Learned To Drive', the original production at The Century Centre. Also original productions of 'Stop Kiss', 'In The Blood', 'Kit Marlowe', ‘Dutch Heart of Man’, ‘Little Flower of East Orange’, and 'Julius Caesar' (Delacorte) at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in NYC. The original productions of ‘No Child’ for Epic Theatre Ensemble and ‘Jump Cut’ for The Women’s Project.

Many productions for New York theatres such as: Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, The Acting Company and SoHo Rep amongst others.

For LAByrinth Ms Sissons has designed: ‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ at Union Square Theatre and 'Jesus Hopped the A Train' in New York City, the Edinburgh Festival, The Donmar Warehouse and West End in London, both directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. She designed ‘Mabou Mines Doll House’, directed by Lee Breuer at St Anne’s Warehouse, Spoleto Festival USA and the world tour 2006-2009. Also recently with Lee Breuer ‘Two Little Indians’ at HERE in NYC and the new opera ‘Choreophea’ in Athens, Greece 2007. ‘The Syringa Tree’ for Vienna’s English Theatre, Austria and Frankfurt’s English Theatre, Germany. Ms Sissons also designed sets and costumes for The London Fringe from 1986-1991.