Julie Archer
Set and Lighting Designer
New York, NY
2010 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Julie Archer is a theatrical designer of sets, lighting, and puppetry, who has been the co-artistic director of the avant-garde theater troupe Mabou Mines since 2005. Trained as a sculptor, Archer’s first design work for the theater was for that company, and she gradually expanded her role in their productions. Her designs for Mabou Mines over the last 30 years have won many honors, including two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, three Obie Awards, and most recently, the PEW/TCG National Theatre Artist Residency. Her most renowned work was for Peter and Wendy, conceived with Liza Lorwin in 1996.

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  • Artwork by Julie Archer
    Belén: A Book of Hours, 1999, directed by Ruth Maleczech with performers Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Filipe; photo credit the artist
Artwork by Julie Archer