ARTHUR OLIVER (Costume Designer)
Arthur is proficient in design for the performing arts and has contributed his talents to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, opera, ballet, short film, television, and academe. His work has been praised by critics Ben Brantley of the New York Times and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal as well as The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. He has taught at Harvard University, NYU/Tisch, The Boston Conservatory, Trinity College and many flagship universities including Louisiana State University. International: The Moscow Ballet, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tropicana Film Festival (Sydney, AU), and The Stratford Festival of Ontario. NYC/Broadway/Off-Broadway: The New Victory, 59E59 theatres, The Roseland Ballroom, Laurie Beechman, Bronx Opera, The Century Club, Kings Theatre, Hammerstein Ballroom, and 54 Below. Regional theatre and opera: American Repertory Theatre (ART), The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Children's Theatre Company, Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Chester Theatre Company, Merrimack Repertory, The Atlanta Opera, Connecticut Opera, Bardavon Opera, Tanglewood, Virginia Arts Festival, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Television/Film: It Could be Worse, PBS (Evening at POPS), ESPN and numerous short films. Most recently Arthur designed for Academy Award-Winner Olympia Dukakis in her final performance of the iconic Mother Courage and Her Children. He has also worked and designed for Christopher Ashley, Karen Allen, Claudia Weill, Claire Bloom, James Taylor, Debra Jo Rupp, Keanu Reeves, Raquel Welch, Carly Simon, Liza Minnelli, Alicia Silverstone, Marge Champion and the late Maureen Stapleton. In the sphere of Broadway, his work includes many productions for two-time TONY winner Jerry Mitchell via their collaboration with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, two-time TONY nominee Alison Fraser, Capathia Jenkins, Chip Zien, Ned Eisenberg, John Douglas Thompson, Kerry Butler, Diedre Goodwin, Gary Halvorson, Gabriel Barre. He has been published seven times, most notably in Imagining Shakespeare, Backstage Pass: 18 Years of Broadway Bares, Shakespeare Festivals around the World and Shakespeare: The Seven Major Tragedies by Harold Bloom. For the past five years, each November his production of The Great Russian Nutcracker tours North America via two touring companies. This year a third tour of the ballet will be added.
Costume Sketches by Arthur Oliver
Esther and Mara Costume Sketches
Hammon and Amit Costume Sketches
Esther and Jubal Costume Sketches