Michelle Ney — Arts & Culture Texas Feature Article

Photograph of a set used in the play Tribes
Tribes, by Nina Raine with scenic design by Michelle Ney at ZACH Theatre, 2016. Photo by Kirk Tuck.

I had the pleasure of talking with talended set and costume designer Michelle Ney about her designs. If you are from the Austin area and have the chance to see one of the shows she’s designed — run get tickets!

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Character Couture: Dress the Drama

marie-vertI had the privilege of interviewing five top Texas costume designers for Arts+Culture Magazine. Barry Doss (Huntsville), Susan Branch Townes (Austin), Christina Cook (Dallas), Macy Lyne (Houston) and LA Clevenson(Houston) were filled with enthusiasm for their chosen profession. I was so fortunate to be able to chat with them and tell their story.

 

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Forty Minutes of Pure Drama

One Act Play photo
Tuloso Midway High School students Brody Richter, Randy Tullos, Tyler Garza, Abigail Waddle in The Taste of Sunrise by Suzan L Zeder, directed by Wendy Pratt. Photo by Alexandra Olivares.

One of the things that children brought into my life was drama. No, no. Not that kind. The kind you find on stage once the lights go down. Serious stuff. Comedic stuff. Lines that make me itch for a pen in hand so that I can savor them years from now. I had the opportunity to write for Arts & Culture Texas about the One Act Play contest. High schools gear up for this each spring and put heart, soul and magic into a forty minute cut of an approved script.

 

Arts & Culture Texas Forty Minutes of Pure Drama

 

If you’re looking for inspiration or to get in the write frame of mind, try going to your local theater.