ABOUT

Simone Romaniuk

Simone Romaniuk is an award winning set, costume and festival designer. Over the past 14 years she has worked in theatre, opera, dance, festivals and immersive events.

Her designs have been seen around Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with companies including Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, NZ Opera, Pacific Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, Brisbane Festival and most recently, RNCM Manchester, Unicorn Theatre London and Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

She trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, and at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. Simone was Resident Designer with Queensland Theatre Company in 2012-2013, and prior to this was an Affiliate Artist with the company. She is currently the Creative Director for Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

2018
OzAsia Festival 2018, Adelaide Festival Centre
[Creative Director]  Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
Shirley Valentine
by Willy Russell
Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry
Luna Gale
by Rebecca Gilman
Ensemble Theatre, directed by Susanna Dowling

Theatre • Set & Costume Design Credits

The Hunting Lodge by Ignace Cornelissen
Unicorn Theatre, translated and directed by Purni Morell
Three Generations of Women
by Anna Jefferson & Alice Trueman
Greenwich Theatre, The Lowry, Carriageworks & The Old Market, directed by Ria Parry
Happy Ending
by Anat Gov
Arcola Theatre, directed by Guy Retallack
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Michael Attenborough
[Matilda Award for Best Design 2014]
Australia Day
by Jonathon Biggins
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Andrea Moor
[Matilda Gold Award for Body of Work 2014]
How to be a Man
by Jon Coleman
[Design Consultant]
OvalHouse, directed by Jon Coleman
The Wizard of Oz
by Maxine Mellor & The Company
La Boite/Brisbane Festival, directed by Steven Mitchell Wright
Venus in Fur
by David Ives
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Andrea Moor
The Pitch / The China Incident
by Peter Houghton
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Catarina Hebbard / Daniel Evans
Frankenstein
by Nick Dear
Ensemble Theatre & Australian tour, directed by Mark Kilmurry
Kelly
by Matthew Ryan
Queensland Theatre Company & Australian tour, directed by Todd MacDonald
[Matilda Award for Best Design 2012]
Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman
by Dario Fo, adapted by Luke Devenish and Louise Fox
Queensland Theatre Company/QPAC, directed by Wesley Enoch
Head Full of Love
by Alana Valentine
Queensland Theatre Company & tour, directed by Wesley Enoch
Bombshells
by Joanna Murray-Smith
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Wesley Enoch
[Matilda Gold Award for Body of Work 2012]
Fractions
by Marcel Dorney
Queensland Theatre Company/Hothouse Theatre directed by Jon Halpin
I Feel Awful by The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm
[Design Consultant] Queensland Theatre Company/The Black Lung, directed by Thomas M. Wright
The Removalists by David Williamson
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Michelle Miall
An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Todd MacDonald
Man Equals Man by Bertolt Brecht
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Joseph Mitchell
Casanova by Russell T. Davies, adapted by Mark Kilmurry
Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
Queensland Theatre Company/Brisbane Festival, directed by Michael Gow
The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Michael Gow
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Joseph Mitchell
Way to Heaven by Juan Mayorga
Ride On Theatre/Griffin Stablemates, directed by Tanya Goldberg
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Tanya Goldberg
Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed by David Brown
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Joseph Mitchell
The Distance from Here by Neil LaBute
Inscription/Griffin Stablemates, directed by John Sheedy
Ruby Moon by Matt Cameron
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Joseph Mitchell
Beckett x 3 by Samuel Beckett
Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Joseph Mitchell
Family Stories Belgrade By Biljana Srbljanović, translated by Bojana Novakovic
Ride On Theatre/Griffin Stablemates, directed by Bojana Novakovic
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
[Set design]
Ride On Theatre/B Sharp, directed by Tanya Goldberg
Bone by John Donnelly
[Set design] Ride On Theatre/Darlinghurst Theatre, directed by Tanya Goldberg
The Girl on the Sofa by Jon Fosse
[Costume design] New Theatre, directed by Tanya Goldberg
Thyestes by Seneca, adapted by Brendan Cowell
Sydney Theatre Company/Blueprints, directed by Benjamin Winspear
Unidentified Human Remains by Brad Fraser
Curtin University, directed by John Sheedy

Events • Design Credits

OzAsia Festival 2017, Adelaide Festival Centre
[Festival Designer]  Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
OzAsia Festival 2016, Adelaide Festival Centre
[Finalist Best Event Design APDG Awards 2017]
[Festival Designer]  Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
OzAsia Festival 2015, Adelaide Festival Centre

[Finalist Best Event Design APDG Awards 2016]
[Festival Designer]  Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
Microsoft Surface Immersive Event, Myriad & Co Events

[Production Designer]
  Directors Georgia Clarke-Day & David Frias-Robles
Brisbane Festival Program Launch 2013
[Event Designer]  Artistic Director Noel Staunton
Brisbane Festival Spiegel Garden & Cultural Forecourt

[Site Designer]  
Artistic Director Noel Staunton
QUT Theatre Republic
, Brisbane Festival
[Site Designer] 
Artistic Director Noel Staunton
Brisbane Festival Creative Communities

[Site Designer]  Artistic Director Noel Staunton
15th Asian Games Doha 2006: Opening & Closing Ceremonies

[Art Department: Graphic design & CAD] David Atkins Enterprises

Opera • Design Credits

The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
NZ Opera, directed by Stuart Maunder
La Vie Parisienne
by Jacques Offenbach
[Shortlisted Best Design Manchester Theatre Awards]
Royal Northern College of Music, directed by Stuart Barker
The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
Opera Queensland & Queensland tour, directed by Stuart Maunder
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár
Opera Queensland & Queensland tour, directed by Anna Sweeney
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
[Set design]  Pacific Opera, directed by Christine Douglas
Space Encounters by Sean O’Boyle and Ian McFadyen
Opera Queensland & Queensland tour, directed by Andrew Cory
La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Pacific Opera, directed by Christine Douglas
The Magic Flute by Mozart
Opera Queensland & Queensland tour, directed by Christine Douglas
Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, directed by Patrick Nolan

Dance • Design Credits

Fragments of Memory by choreographer Cheng Tsung Lung
Expressions Dance Company, Australia 2007
Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, China 2008
Flight by choreographer Maggi Sietsma
[Costume design] Expressions Dance Company
If Only by choreographer Sue Peacock
Expressions Dance Company
Random Play: Shifted by choreographer Josef Brown
Sydney Dance Company/NIDA

Television • Film • Online • Credits

My Place 2 ABC
[Assistant costume designer] Television series, Costume designer Xanthe Heubel
Jed
by Scott Holgate
[Art direction & costume design] Short film, directed by Nathan Lovejoy & Scott Holgate
Murder Under the
Microscope by Lesley Stevens, NSW Dept Education
[Art direction & costume design] Online series, directed by Lesley Stevens
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Network Nine/Screentime
[Costume buyer] Television series
Australia
Bazmark
[Graphic design] Feature Film
East West 101
SBS/Southern Star Group
[Costume Buyer/Assistant costume design] Television series
Dangerous
Fox 8/Southern Star Group
[Costume Buyer/Assistant] Television series
Celebrity Head
by Gary Eck
[Art direction] Tropfest TVC/Trailer, directed by Gary Eck
Goodbye Tim
by Gary Eck
[Art direction] Tropfest/Ford Trailer, directed by Gary Eck

Education

National Institute of Dramatic Art
Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Design)
Sydney, Australia
Queensland College of Art
Bachelor of Design Studies (Three Dimensional Design)
Brisbane, Australia

Contact

    • Email  info[at]simoneromaniuk.com
    • Skype  simone_romaniuk
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