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Joe Vanek

Designer

 

Joe Vanek was Head of Design at Watford Palace Theatre from 1980 until 1984, Director of Design at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin from 1994 until 1997 and Design Associate to David Agler at The Wexford Festival Opera from 2006 until 2008.

 

 

Major Productions since 1984

Dancing at Lughnasa

West End and Broadway

2 TONY nominations (Set and Costume) 1991

Abbey Theatre Dublin . National Theatre

West End – London, Plymouth Theatre New York. Melbourne / Sydney

Australia – 3 British tours  1990 – 1993.

Dir. Brian Friel

Wonderfull Tennessee

Abbey Theatre Dublin & Plymouth Theatre New York

Dir. Brian Friel

Molly Sweeney

Gate Theatre Dublin

Almeida Theatre London

Round about Theatre, New York

Dir. Brian Friel

The Only True History of Lizzie Finn

Abbey Theatre

Dir. Sebastian Barry

The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde

Abbey Theatre

Melbourne, Australia

The Barbican London

Dir. Tom Kilroy

Dolly West's Kitchen

Abbey Theatre

The Old Vic, London

Dir. Frank McGuinness

Bash

Gate Theatre Dublin

Writer & Dir. Neil Labute

Gates of Gold

Gate Theatre Dublin

Dir. Frank McGuinness

The Book of Evidence

Kilkenny Festival

Gate theatre Dublin

Dir. Frank McGuinness

Performances

Kilkenny Festival

Gate Theatre Dublin

Dir. John Branville

Skylight

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Boston Marriage

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Loveday Ingram

The Goat

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Blackbird

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Miss Julie

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Happy Days

Project Theatre Dublin

Dir. Annie Ryan

Dubliner's by James Joyce

Gaiety Theatre

Dublin Theatre Festival

Dir. Annie Ryan

Operas in Ireland/UK/Europe/USA 1987 - 2015
La Cene delle Beffee 1987

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. Albert Rosen

Dir. Patrick Mason

Don Giovanni 1988

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. Simon Joly

Dir. Patrick Mason

The Duenna 1989

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. Frantisek Vajnar

Dir. Patrick Mason

Transformations 2006

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. David Agler

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Rusalka 2007

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. Dimitri Jurowski

Dir. Lee Blakeley

The Mines of Sulphur 2008

Wexford Festival Opera

Conductor. Stewart Robertson

Dir. Michael Barker-Caven

Cosi fan tutte 1987

Opera Theatre Company

Conductor. Proinnsías Ó Duinn

Dir. Michael McCaffery

The Rake's Progress 1999

Opera Theatre Company

Conductor. Richard Farnes

Dir. James Conway

Orfeo 2012

Opera Theatre Company

Musical Director. Andrew Synnott

Director. Andrew Synnott

Don Giovanni 1988

Opera Ireland

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 2000 Opera Ireland
The Silver Tassie 2001 Opera Ireland
The Queen of Spades 2002 Opera Ireland
Maria de Buenos Aries 2015

Cork Opera House

Musical Director. John O'Brien

Dir. Conor Hanratty

Don Pasquale 1990 Opera North
Ariane and Bluebeard 1990 Opera North
Caritas 1991 Opera North
Don Pasquale 1993 English National Opera
Il trittico 1998 English National Opera
Rigoletto 1991 & 1992

Welsh National Opera

Opera North

The Poacher 2008 Buxton Festival
The Makropulos Case 2000 Opera Zuid
Don Pasquale 1991 New Israeli Opera
The Love for Three Oranges 1994 & 1995 Royal Danish Opera & The Royal Opera House
La contesa da numi 1998 Glimmerglass Festival Opera
Medea 2011 Glimmerglass Festival Opera
La Boheme

Opera Theatre Company

Dir. Ben Barnes

Ballet
Legs of Fire Royal Danish Batter
Legs of Fire 1998 Flemming Flindt
Legs of Fire 2001

Ballet San Jose

USA

The Triumph of Death

Gasvaerk Theatre

Copenhagen

The Triumph of Death 2002

Flemming Flindt

Modern Dance in Ireland
Nutcracker 2005 Cois Ceim Dance Company
Resuscitate 2004 Liz Roche Dance Company
I Can't Make It Alone 2007 Liz Roche Dance Company
Bread and Circus 2008 Liz Roche Dance Company
Interloper Liz Roche Dance Company
12 Minute Dances Liz Roche Dance Company
Into The Woods LIR Drama School, Trinity College
Theatre UK and Ireland
Design for Living 1981

Watford Palace West End

Dir. Michael Attenborough

The Importance of Being Earnest 1981

Watford Palace West End

Dir. Michael Attenborough

The Big Knife 1982

Watford Palace West End

Dir. Michael Attenborough

Romantic Comedy 1983

West End

 

Little Lies 1983

West End

Dir. Tony Tanner

Morning's at Seven 1984

West End

Dir. Vivian Matalon

Why Me? 1985 Strand Theatre
Desire Under the Elms 1987

Greenwich Theatre

Dir. Patrick Mason

The Phantom of the Opera

(Ken Hill original operatic version)

St Louis USA 1987  San Francisco 1988

Sienna Red

Liverpool and tour

Dir. Peter Hall

The Matchmaker 1993

Chichester

Dir. Patrick Mason

If We Are Women 1995

Greenwich Theatre

Heathcliff (1996 /1997)

UK tour and Apollo Hammersmith

Dir. Frank Dunlop

JFK A Musical Drama 1997

Dublin Olympia Theatre

Dir. Larry Fuller

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Dir. Ben Barnes

Theatre USA and Europe
By the Bog of Cats 2001

San Jose Repertory, USA

Dir. Timothy Near

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Aarhus Theatre, Denmark

Edinburgh Festival
Naughty Night Nurses 1985  
A Muse of Fire 1989  
Underneath the Lintel 2010  


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