James Schuette makes his San Francisco Opera debut with Dolores Claiborne. Recent work as a set or costume designer includes Alice in Wonderland, Nixon in China, and The Death of Klinghoffer at Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Norma at Washington National Opera; and Carmen at Glimmerglass Opera. Recent theater work includes Hot L Baltimore, The March, and The Brother/Sister Plays at Steppenwolf Theatre, Sweet Bird of Youth at the Goodman Theatre, Civil War Christmas at New York Theatre Workshop, The Trojan Women at Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, and Superior Donuts on Broadway. His work has been seen at Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, American Repertory Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Court Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company and internationally. He is a member of Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Upcoming work includes 27 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen at Santa Fe Opera, and A Rite at the BAM Next Wave Festival.