Join Ms. Robbins and authors Annie and Barry Cleveland to chat about their new book, The Designs of Carrie Robbins.
Over the course of her career, so far, Carrie Robbins has designed thirty-two Broadway productions and another thirty-eight for Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Her regional theatre and opera assignments have taken her coast to coast and border to border to design for many of the hallmark resident companies, including the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, and many more. She survived the whirlwind pace of one of television’s longest running, and quirkiest shows, Saturday Night Live. Her award winning uniform designs were showcased at two of the iconic destination dining experiences in Manhattan, the Rainbow Room and Windows on the World. And, she is now well on her way to leaving her mark as a playwright.
The Designs of Carrie Robbins, which was released March 9, 2011, is published by USITT in cooperation with Broadway Press. It’s the seventh title in USITT”s ongoing series documenting the work of America’s best theatrical designers. Others in the series include Ming Cho Lee, Tharon Musser, Willa Kim, Abe Jacob, and Jules Fisher. In 2010, Late and Great: American Designers 1960–2010 was published to celebrate USITT’s fiftieth anniversary. It’s a collection of essays on twenty-five designers who are no longer with us and were active during USITT’s first fifty years.
“This monograph by the Clevelands thoroughly demonstrates what incredible energy it must take to be Carrie Robbins.” --Laura Crow, in her review, published in Theatre Design & Technology, Spring 2010.
The Designs of Carrie Robbins
By Annie O. Cleveland and M. Barrett Cleveland
Published by USITT in cooperation with Broadway Press, 2011