About

DZDeanna L. Zibello is an award-winning scenic designer with over 40 productions to her credit. In 2012 she received Theatre Puget Sound’s Gregory Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for her work on Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train with Seattle-based company Azeotrope. She was also recognized in 2013 by the Seattle Theatre Writers with their Gypsy Rose Lee Award for her work on Gruesome Playground Injuries, also produced by Azeotrope. In 2005, she was awarded Gay Chicago Magazine’s After Dark Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Middle-Aged White Guys with Open Eye Productions (Chicago).

Other favorite productions include Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them with Crowded Fire Theatre (San Francisco); MilkMilkLemonade with Impact Theatre (Berkeley); Slap That Bitch: A Hip-Hop Retelling of The Taming of the Shrew with Fuse Theater Ensemble (Portland, OR); Cancer: the Musical with Washington Ensemble Theater (Seattle); Artifacts of Consequence with the Satori Group (Seattle); the opera Eugene Onegin with the University of Washington Schools of Music and Drama; Big Love, Arabian Nights, and Jane Eyre all with the UW School of Drama.

Deanna is also a lighting designer whose credits include Mauritius, The Cider House Rules Part 1: Here in St. Cloud’s, The Quick-Change Room, and ‘1953.’ 

Deanna is an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she also heads the Design and Technical Theatre track of the Theatre Program. (Prior to that she taught at Gonzaga University.) She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Washington School of Drama and a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College. She currently lives in the East Bay Area with her husband, their young son, and a particularly irascible cat.