Christian Fleming Design
NYC-based set and costume designer
I am a NYC-based set and costume designer interested in adventurous work that illuminates new perspectives on iconic pieces, imaginative work that is inherently theatrical, and by plays that seem “unproduceable” because they embrace the impossible. Finding creative solutions to “impossible” moments is part of the magic of design that excites me.
Recognized with the 2021 USITT Scene Design Award, as 1 of 3 US emerging scenic designers selected to exhibit at World Stage Design 2022, and as part of the US exhibition at Prague Quadrennial 2023.
MFA Carnegie Mellon.
Up next: Chasing Happy (Off-Broadway)
I believe design is all about clarity of storytelling. Specific choices about the characters and the world they inhabit creates context for the story and when done effectively, help the audience comprehend and know what to focus on. I originally entered the industry as a director and feel that experience arms me with an intense appreciation for the production process, an intimate understanding how to tell a story and use all the elements available to a production, and a critical eye to see when something might be exciting but is not contributing toward dramaturgical clarity.As a director I relied heavily on learning to see the "big picture" and break it down to the individual elements to discover what, why, and how it is contributing to the audience's experience. This translates directly to my artistic process as a designer.Read more about my thoughts and process on my blog.
A look behind the curtain - some examples of process work including sketches, photoshop renderings, 3D modeling, model making, drafting, painting.
"Sunday in the Park with George" - Titusville Playhouse."Lesson #8" - Logan Denninghoff as Georgedirector - Steven J. Heronmusic director - Spencer Crosswellcostume and wig design - Jordyn Linkoussound design - Spencer Crosswelllighting design - William Gibbons-Brownmaster electrician - Davis Vande Steegprop design and scenic charge - Jonathan Willistechnical director - Eric Nortonprojection programmer - Niko Stamossound operator - Graham Troianistage manager - Morgan Firestonecarpenter - Steven Smith
music W. A. MOZART libretto G. VARESCO conceived and directed by DAVID PAUL conductor GLENN LEWIS director of production TARA KOVACH technical director SEAN WEST media design CAITE HEVNER costume design JASON BRAY lighting design TODD NONN props master JONMICHAEL BOHACH scenic charge SASHA SCHWARTZ assistant scenic design SELBY SOUZA
Executive and Artistic Director Steven Heron
Director Niko Stamos
Choreographer Jordyn Linkous
Music Direction and Sound Design Spencer Crosswell
Lighting Design José Santiago
Costume and Wig Design Jordyn Linkous
Tech Director Eric Norton
Paint Charge and Props Jonathan Willis
Production Electrician Davis Vande Steeg