Luciana Stecconi is a scenic designer, theatre artist, and Associated Professor based in Boston, MA. Recent designs include Fat Ham at The Huntington Theatre, Faith Healer at Barrington Stage Company, The Art of Burning (world premiere) at The Huntington Theatre and Hartford Stage, John Proctor is the Villain at Studio Theatre in DC (world premiere), Private at Mosaic Theatre Company (world premiere), Witch at the Huntington Theatre, A Wind in the Door at The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences (world premiere), and Antonio's Song at Milwaukee Rep and The Goodman Theatre.
Her upcoming projects include:
AT THE WEDDING, by Bryna Turner, directed by Tom Story, Studio Theatre, Washington, DC, March 2024
FAT HAM, by James Ijames, directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, March 2024, a co-production with The Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA
THE VIRGIN QUEEN ENTERTAINS HER FOOL, by Michael Hollinger, directed by Aaron Posner, American Players Theatre, WI, June 2024
She has also designed Waiting for Godot at Barrington Stage Company, Kings, The Effect, Cloud 9, Hedda Gabler and Bad Jews at Studio Theatre (among many others), Spunk and Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre, The Winter's Tale at Folger Theatre, OIL, Proof and The Invisible Hand at Olney Theater, OR, What She Will at Hangar Theatre, Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company, The Who and the What at Roundhouse Theatre, Lights Rise on Grace at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, From The Mouths of Monsters, OLIVÈRio, a Brazilian Twist and The Gift of Nothing at the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, When She Had Wings at Imagination Stage, Grounded at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore and Olney Theater, the world premiere of Unexplored Interior and The Vagrant Trilogy at Mosaic Theater Company, Ohio Impromptu, at the Library of Congress, the world premiere of Berta, Berta and A Late Night in America at the American Contemporary Theater Festival in WV, the world premiere of Andy and the Shadows at Theater J, and many others.
She has also designed for Harvard University, Northern Stage, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Rep, Adventure Theatre MTC, Gala Hispanic, Synetic Theatre.
Luciana is an Associate Professor in Scenic Design at Emerson College, and also serves as the Design & Technology Area Head.
She has previously served as Adjunct Professor in Scenic Design and Resident Artist at the George Mason University School of Theatre, Adjunct Professor and Guest Artist at American University, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Guest Artist at Georgetown University, and Guest Artist at Catholic University.
As a Scenic Artist, Luciana worked for Studio Theatre in Washington DC as the Resident Scenic Charge from August 2006 to April 2013.
She has also painted for Barrington Stage Company, the University of Delaware PTTP, Folger Theatre, Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Mosaic Theater, Theater J, and other theatres in the DC area and the East Coast.
Luciana holds an MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, and was the winner of the 2010 OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTIST AWARD during the 25th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
In May 2022, Luciana received the Boston Critics Association Award for Outstanding Design for a Large Theater for WITCH
Outstanding Design for a Large Theater
Witch, Huntington Theatre Company (Scenic design by Luciana Stecconi; costume design by Chelsea Kerl; lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger; sound design by Melanie Chen Cole)
Award Ceremony: May 23, 2022
Luciana was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She's a member of USA 829.