BIO

Brunella Provvidente earned her MFA in Performance Design from Arizona State University, a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Directing by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and a tecnhical degree in Circus Performance by Escola Nacional de Circo (Brazil). Selected credits as scenic designer include The House of the Spirits, Brooklyn Bridge, Childsplay's Elephant and Piggie's: We are in a Play!and The Black Theatre Troupe's latest productions as the resident scenic designer for their 2021-2022 season. In addition to designing for live performance, Brunella also has been creating graphics for the ASU Herberger Institute's MainStage Season since 2015, Interplanetary Initiative's Port of Mars and Mission: Interplanetary in partnership with Slate, Create Academy Charter School, Studio Luna (former Teatro Luna West), The Bridge Initiative, and St. Bird Labs. 

 

SET AND INSTALLATION DESIGN CREDITS

DuripTestbed Design for Human, artificial intelligence and robot teaming (Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus, 2021)

Ain't Misbeahavin' (Dir. Walter Belcher, The Black Theatre Troupe, 2022)

A Feminine Ending (Dir. Daniela Crispo, The Bridge Initiative/Tempe Center for the Arts, 2022)

Sunset Baby  (Dir. Louis Farber, The Black Theatre Troupe, 2021)

Selena Maria Sings  (Dir. Melissa Crespo, Childsplay, 2021)

Sistas  (Dir. Patdro Harris, The Black Theatre Troupe, 2021)

Light Switch  (Dir. Kristina Friedgen, Arizona State University, 2021)

Elephant and Piggie's: We are in a Play!  (Dir. Debra K. Stevens, Childsplay, 2020)

Trouble in Mind  (Dir. Pamela Fields, Black Theatre Troupe, 2020)

Cinderella  (Dir. D. Scott Withers, Arizona Opera OperaTunity Program, 2020)

Black Nativity  (Dir. Walter Belcher, Black Theatre Troupe, 2019)

Breakfast with Mugabe  (Dir. Louis Farber, Black Theatre Troupe, 2019)

Blues in the Night  (Dir. David Hemphill, Black Theatre Troupe, 2019)

Single Black Female  (Dir. David Hemphill, Black Theatre Troupe, 2019)

And in this corner: Cassius Clay  (Dir. Michael Jerome Johnson, Childsplay & Black Theatre Troupe, 2019)

The Nest  (Dir. Megan Flod, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 2017)



The Nest: Building a Village  (Dir. Megan Flod, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2017)

Brooklyn Bridge (Dir. Ricky Araiza, ASU 2015)

Uma Vida Boa  (Dir. Diogo Liberano, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, 2014)

Before You Ruin It  (Dir. Hal Brooks, ASU, 2014)

Asylum  (Dir. Rachel Bowditch, Ice House, Phoenix, 2013)

 

The Fall of the House of Escher  (Dir. Brian Foley and Megan Weaver, ASU 2013)

 

Soot and Spit  (Dir. Kim Weild, ASU 2013) 

 

SparrowSong  (Dir. Megan Flod, ASU 2013)

 

POVV, co-designed with Anastasia Schneider (Dir. Brian Foley and Megan Weaver, ASU 2012)

 

The House of the Spirits  (Dir. Rachel Bowditch, ASU 2012) 

 

Apenas o Fim do Mundo  (Dir. Brunella Provvidente, Brazil, 2012)

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Teatro Luna West/Studio Luna - Logo Design, Promotional Materials Artwork Design - 2021 - Ongoing

Mission Interplanetary/Slate - Podcast Cover Art 2021

ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - Posters and Postcard Design for Season productions - 2015 - Ongoing

Create Academy Charter School - Collateral, large format printing, internal communication materials - 2016 - 2019

St. Bird Labs 2018 - Webdesign, Logo Design - 2018 - Ongoing

The Bridge Initiative - Marketing Materials for Bechdel Test Fest, 2018 Gala, Feminine Ending

ASU Interplanetary Initiative - Port of Mars - Poster design 2018

TEACHING

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - Faculty Associate 2015 - 2016 - THF 215 Design and Composition

Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - Teaching Assistant 2012 - 2015 - THF 215 Design and Composition

Create Academy Charter School - Director of Student Engagement 2016 - 2019

Create Academy Charter School - Studio Arts Teacher 2016

COSTUME DESIGN

 

POVV co-designed with Anastasia Schneider (Dir. Brian Foley and Megan Weaver, ASU 2012) 

 

Emmerge! (Dir. Lance Gharavi, ASU 2013 and 2012)

 

Z.É. – Zenas Emprovisadas (Dir. Fernando Caruso, Brazil, 2009 - 2011)

Assistant Costume Designer 

 

Bocón! (production) costume design by Connie Furr, ASU 2012
Turbilhao (production) costume design by Elisa Faulhaber, Brazil 2011
Open Bar (TV series) costume design by Elisa Faulhaber, Brazil 2011
Os Buchas (TV Series) costume design by Elisa Faulhaber, Brazil 2010

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

Arizona State University MFA Performance Design, 2015.
UFRJ - Federal university of Rio de Janeiro - Brasil B.A. Directing, 2009.
ENC - National School of Circus - Brasil. Aerial work & Clown, 2009
Mask Making Internship with Zarco Guerrero, 2013

 



LANGUAGES

Portuguese

Spanish

English

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS


AriZoni Award - Set Design for "The House of the Spirits", 2012
Special Talent Award - Arizona State University, 2011 and 2013

AriZoni Award Nominee -  2013 (Soot and Spit), 2014 (The Fall of the House of Escher), 2015 (Brooklyn Bridge)





SKILLS


AutoCAD 2D and 3D drafting, Scale Model Making, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro)