Joe Vanek

Awards

1991 2 TONY nominations (Set and Costume) for Dancing at Lughnasa


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.


The designer Joe Vanek has been responsible for many of the most acclaimed set designs in Irish theatre for nearly 30 years, visualising the work of revered authors such as Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy and Frank McGuinness. Much of his work has become almost the stuff of legend, such as the now iconic wheat field in the award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa.
— The Irish Independent

Gallery


2018

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I/Thou Cork Opera House, Chor. Liz Roche

2015

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Maria de Buenos Aries Cork Opera House, Musical Dir. John O'Brien, Dir. Conor Hanratty

2011

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Medea Glimmerglass Festival Opera

2010

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Underneath the Lintel Edinburgh Festival

2008

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The Mines of Sulphur Wexford Festival Opera, Cond. Stewart Robertson, Dir. Michael Barker-Caven
The Poacher Buxton Festival
Bread and Circus Liz Roche Dance Company