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    About Simone Romaniuk

    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, Expressions Dance Company, 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.

    Email  |  info[at]simoneromaniuk.com

    2020 – 2021

    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Richard Mills, Libretto by Peter Goldsworthy
    State Opera South Australia, directed by Joseph Mitchell

    Kenny Adapted by Steve Rogers
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry

    Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Kate Champion

    Art by Yasmina Reza
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry

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

    2019

    OzAsia Festival 2019, Adelaide Festival Centre
    [Creative Director] Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell

    The Last Wife by Kate Hennig
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry

    The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan
    State Opera South Australia, directed by Stuart Maunder

    Boojum! by Peter and Martin Wesley-Smith
    State Opera South Australia, directed by Joseph Mitchell

    THEATRE • SET & COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS

    Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Susanna Dowling

    Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
    Ensemble Theatre, directed by Mark Kilmurry

    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 Danger Ensemble
    La Boite/Brisbane Festival, directed by Steven Mitchell Wright

    Venus in Fur by David Ives
    Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Andrea Moor

    The China Incident by Peter Houghton
    Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Daniel Evans

    The Pitch by Peter Houghton
    Queensland Theatre Company, directed by Catarina Hebbard

    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
    [Matilda Gold Award for Body of Work 2012]

    Head Full of Love by Alana Valentine
    Queensland Theatre Company & tour, directed by Wesley Enoch
    [Matilda Gold Award for Body of Work 2012]

    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
    [Set design] Ride On Theatre/Griffin Theatre, 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 Theatre, 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 Theatre, directed by Bojana Novakovic

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
    [Set design] Ride On Theatre/Belvoir, 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, directed by Benjamin Winspear

    Unidentified Human Remains by Brad Fraser
    Curtin University, directed by John Sheedy

    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

    EVENTS • DESIGN CREDITS

    OzAsia Festival 2018, Adelaide Festival Centre
    [Creative Director] Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell
    [Winner – Best Major Event SA Tourism Awards 2019]

    OzAsia Festival 2017, Adelaide Festival Centre
    [Creative Director] Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell

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

    OzAsia Festival 2015, Adelaide Festival Centre
    [Finalist Best Event Design APDG Awards 2016]
    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
    [Festival Designer] Artistic Director Noel Staunton

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

    QUT Theatre Republic, Brisbane Festival
    [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

    OPERA • DESIGN CREDITS

    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 | NZ Opera, 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
    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