Join us for a special design workshop with Tony Award-winning Designers, Clint Ramos and David Zinn! Clint and David will speak with MFA Scenic and Costume Design students as they participate in a casual, conversational studio review of their portfolio projects. Both designers will also engage with audience members via the live chat and will provide insight on using elements of design to effectively tell a story.

What to Expect

  • At the start of the workshop, you’ll head to our YouTube Channel where it will premiere. Captions will be available. Be prepared to take notes!
  • Only the participants will be on screen, but you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to Clint and David LIVE via the comments. 
  • Don’t forget to set a reminder for the workshop!

About Clint Ramos

Clint Ramos is a stage and film designer, advocate, and creative producer.

He has designed sets and/or costumes for over two hundred theater, opera, and dance productions. Recent memorable designs for the stage include Slave Play, Eclipsed, Once On This Island, Torch Song, Here Lies Love. Film credits include: Production Design for Lingua Franca by Isabel Sandoval for Netflix; and costume design for RESPECT, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM.

Recently, he designed the Oasis at the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center transforming the environment into a multi-purpose gathering venue for dance and social contact.

He is the recipient of a TONY Award for his designs for Eclipsed – making him the first designer of color to win in this category. He is also a 5-time TONY Award nominee. Other honors include 2 Obie Awards, Drama Desk, 3 Lucille Lortel, 2 American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes, and the Ani Ng Dangal Presidential Medal for Dramatic Arts from the Republic of the Philippines – an honor received twice.

Clint is the Producing Creative Director for Encores! at New York City Center and serves on the American Theatre Wing’s Advisory Committee. His lifelong advocacy is for an equitable landscape in theater and film for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and for the rights of immigrants. @clintramos

About David Zinn

David Zinn designs sets and costumes for Theater and Opera. On Broadway he’s designed scenery for FUNNY GIRL, THE MINUTES, DIANA, TORCH SONG, and THE HUMANS; scenery and costumes for the SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, FUN HOME, CHOIR BOY, AMELIE, and THE LAST SHIP; and costumes for A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, BENGAL TIGER…,OTHER DESERT CITIES, THE VIBRATOR PLAY and XANADU. Off-Broadway he’s designed at Playwright’s Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center, MCC, 2d Stage, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin, and the Public. He’s also designed for A.C.T. in San Francisco, ACT Seattle, A.R.T., Berkeley Rep, The Guthrie, The Old Globe, CTG, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Overseas he’s designed at the National, Young Vic, and The Hampstead (UK); Berlin Staatsoper and Theater Basel. He’s received Tony, Drama Desk, Hewes and Obie awards for his work.