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    About

    Simone Romaniuk is an award-winning live performance designer who works across theatre, opera and festivals.

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

    Simone was Creative Director of OzAsia Festival and Creative Director/Designer of the Moon Lantern Parade at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 2015 – 2019.

    She was Resident Designer with Queensland Theatre Company in 2012, and prior to this was an Affiliate Artist with the company.

    OzAsia Festival won Best Major Festivals and Events in the South Australian Tourism Awards 2019 and was shortlisted twice for event design in the APDG Awards. Simone was a Manchester Theatre Awards design finalist for La Vie Parisienne and has won two Matilda awards for Best Design for Macbeth and Kelly and two Matilda Gold awards for Body of Work for Queensland Theatre productions.

    Simone holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art, Design from the National Institute of Dramatic Art and Bachelor of Design Studies, Three Dimensional Design from Queensland College of Art.

    Contact

    Email:  info[at]simoneromaniuk.com

    2023

    Bananaland by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nutall
    Brisbane Festival, directed by Simon Phillips

    Rinaldo by Handel
    Pinchgut Opera, directed by Louisa Muller

    Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Darren Yap

    Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Shaun Rennie

    Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos
    Queensland Theatre, directed by Lee Lewis

    2022

    La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
    State Opera South Australia, directed by Stuart Maunder

    Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck
    Queensland Theatre, directed by Lee Lewis

    The Almighty Sometimes by Kendall Feaver
    Queensland Theatre, directed by Daniel Evans

    Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan
    Queensland Conservatorium, directed by Stuart Maunder

    Love Burns by Graeme Koehne, Libretto by Louis Nowra
    Touring Production, State Opera South Australia, directed by Nicholas Cannon

    THEATRE | OPERA • SET & COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS

    QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY
    Macbeth
    directed by Michael Attenborough
    [Matilda Award Best Design 2014]
    Australia Day directed by Andrea Moor
    [Matilda Gold Award Body of Work 2014]
    Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman directed by Wesley Enoch [Matilda Gold Award Body of Work 2012]
    Head Full of Love directed by Wesley Enoch [Matilda Gold Award Body of Work 2012]
    Bombshells directed by Wesley Enoch [Matilda Gold Award Body of Work 2012]
    Kelly directed by Todd MacDonald
    [Matilda Award Best Design 2012]
    Venus in Fur
    directed by Andrea Moor
    The China Incident directed by Daniel Evans
    The Pitch directed by Catarina Hebbard
    Fractions directed by Jon Halpin
    I Feel Awful directed by Thomas M. Wright
    The Removalists directed by Michelle Miall
    An Oak Tree directed by Todd MacDonald
    Man Equals Man directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Macbeth directed by Michael Gow
    The Little Dog Laughed directed by Michael Gow
    Waiting for Godot directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Eating Ice Cream directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Beckett x 3 directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Ruby Moon directed by Joseph Mitchell

    STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
    directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Boojum! directed by Joseph Mitchell
    Love Burns directed by Nicholas Cannon
    The Mikado directed by Stuart Maunder
    (SA & NZ tour)

    ENSEMBLE THEATRE
    Honour directed by Kate Champion
    Kenny
    directed by Mark Kilmurry
    The Last Wife directed by Mark Kilmurry
    Luna Gale directed by Susanna Dowling
    Shirley Valentine directed by Mark Kilmurry
    Frankenstein directed by Mark Kilmurry
    Casanova directed by Mark Kilmurry

    OPERA QUEENSLAND
    The Mikado directed by Stuart Maunder
    The Merry Widow directed by Anna Sweeney
    Space Encounters directed by Andrew Cory
    The Magic Flute directed by Christine Douglas

    ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC
    La Vie Parisienne
    directed by Stuart Barker
    [Shortlisted Best Design Manchester Theatre Awards 2016]

    SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
    The Crucible
    directed by Tanya Goldberg
    Thyestes directed by Benjamin Winspear

    UK BASED THEATRE
    The Hunting Lodge
    directed by Purni Morell
    Unicorn Theatre
    Happy Ending directed by Guy Retallack
    Arcola Theatre
    How to be a Man directed by Jon Coleman
    Three Generations of Women directed by Ria Parry

    LA BOITE/BRISBANE FESTIVAL
    The Wizard of Oz
    directed by Steven Mitchell Wright

    PACIFIC OPERA
    La Sonnambula
    directed by Christine Douglas
    Hansel and Gretel
    directed by Christine Douglas
    [Set design]

    RIDE ON THEATRE
    Way to Heaven
    directed by Tanya Goldberg
    [Set design] Griffin
    Family Stories Belgrade directed by Bojana Novakovic
    [Set design] Griffin
    The Girl on the Sofa directed by Tanya Goldberg
    [Costume design] New Theatre
    Bone directed by Tanya Goldberg
    [Set design] Darlinghurst Theatre
    The Merchant of Venice directed by Tanya Goldberg
    [Set design] B Sharp

    Unidentified Human Remains directed by John Sheedy
    The Distance from Here directed by John Sheedy
    Inscription/Griffin Theatre

    EVENTS • DESIGN CREDITS

    OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre
    [Creative Director 2015 – 2019]
    Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
    Winner – Best Major Event SA Tourism Awards 2019
    Finalist Best Event Design APDG Awards 2017
    Finalist Best Event Design APDG Awards 2016

    Microsoft Surface Immersive Event, Myriad & Co Events
    [Production Designer] Directors Georgia Clarke-Day & David Frias-Robles

    Brisbane Festival Spiegel Garden & Cultural Forecourt
    [Festival Designer] Artistic Director Noel Staunton

    Theatre Republic, Brisbane Festival
    [Festival Designer] Artistic Director Noel Staunton

    Brisbane Festival Program Launch 2013
    [Festival 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

    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
    NIDA | Sydney Dance Company

    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