We are delighted to introduce Sonja Rainey, Jumblies’ 10th Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Professional Intern:
Sonja is a visual artist and designer for theatre & film, who creates immersive spaces and generative art. She studied scenic design at the University of Texas at Austin (MFA) and Concordia University (BFA). Her design credits include the co-design of A Fool’s Life presented by Ahuri theatre, design and co-creation of The Nomadic Dream Project presented at the Prague Quadrennial, set design for Mac Wellman’s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set design for Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Susannah, scenic/video design for One Night at Theatre Monument Nationale. She has worked with the Center for Arts in Human Development as a video designer and consultant and with Jumblies and Offshoots on a variety of projects in 2011 and 2012.
Thanks to the Metcalf Foundation funding she is now joining us for a full-time year, to learn more about approaches to design in community-engaged contexts. She is already hard at work as the lead designer of spectacular scenic elements for the next annual MABELLEarts Light In Midwinter Parade, slated for Saturday Feb. 15th.
Welcome Sonja and thanks again to the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation for continuing to support our commitment to mentoring artists!