Debra Booth


Trojan Women

New York

Fordam Playwright Lab

Ellen McLaughlin, playwright

Rachel Dickstein, director

Katie Down, composer + music director

Sarah Sidman, lighting designer

coming up:


Mosaic Theatre

The Father

Washington DC

Studio Theatre

Florian Zeller, playwright

David Muse, director

Wade Laboissonniere, costume designer

Keith Parham,  lighting designer

Ryan Rumery, Composer

Small Mouth Sounds

Bathesda MD

Round House Theatre

Bess Wohl, playwright

Ryan Rillette, director

Debra Kim Sivigny, costume designer

York Kennedy,  lighting designer

Roc Lee, Sound Designer

Kelly Colburn, Projections Designer

Debra Booth has designed many stage productions both regionally and internationally including the world premiere operas, Marco Polo, composed by Tan Dun and directed by Martha Clarke commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival, produced by the Münchener Biennale, the Holland Festival, Munich State Opera, the Hong Kong Festival, New York City Opera and Music Theater Group.

Regionally, her work includes Richard III, The Lover and The Collection for the Shakespeare Theatre, the premiere Marisol for Hartford Stage and The Public Theatre in New York, Lost Boys of the Sudan for the Minneapolis Children’s Theater,

I Just Stopped By to See the Man, for Milwaukee Rep.  Credits include a very special relationship with Studio Theatre in Washington DC.  Work there includes: Translations, Queen of Basel, If I Forget, Privates on Parade, The Shape of Things, Far Away, A Number, Caroline or Change, Fat Pig, the American premiere of Russian National Postal Service, This Beautiful City, Road to Mecca, Blackbird, Afterplay, Moonlight, Adding Machine: A Musical, Reasons to Be Pretty, Circle Mirror Transformation and many others.  Additional work includes Rough Crossing and the musical, Famous Orpheus for Geva Theatre; Spread Eagle by Jim Luigis at WPA Theatre in New York; Trying, The Illusion, The Baltimore Waltz, Happy Days and My Children, My Africa for Portland Stage; Pelléas and Mélisande directed by Chas Ryder-Sheiber for Skylight Opera; the New York premiere of Angels in America, Pt 1 for Juilliard; Game of Love and Chance for the Berkshire Theatre Festival; Broken Glass for the Philadelphia Theatre Company, for which she received a Barrymore Award nomination; and Moon for the Misbegotten, directed by Lloyd Richards at Yale Rep with Frances McDormand and David Strathairn. Debra has also worked with the Actors Studio in New York on the Salomé and Oedipus projects directed by Estelle Parsons and Al Pacino with, Dianne Wiest, Marissa Tomei and Al Pacino among others.  

Debra was the recipient DC Commission on the Arts Grant and  the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Set Design Fellowship and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Ming Cho Lee.  She is Director of Design at Studio Theatre in Washington DC.

Richard III

Washington DC

Shakespeare Theatre

William Shakespeare, playwright

David Muse, director

Murrell Horton, costume designer

Lap Chi Chu ,  lighting designer

Lindsay Jones, Composer and Sound Designer

Far Away

Washington DC

Studio Theatre

William Shakespeare, playwright

Joy Zinoman, director

Helen Q. Huang, costume designer

Michael Lincoln ,  lighting designer

Sherlock Holmes

Dorset VT

Dorset Theatre Festival

Katie Forgett, playwright

Margarett Perry, director

David Toser, costume designer

Michael Giannitti,  lighting designer

Jane Shaw, sound designer