2017-18 Season: Projection Designer for Der Ring des Nibelungen
Jan Hartley made her San Francisco Opera debut with 2008’s Das Rheingold, and her designs were seen throughout the Company’s 2011 Ring cycle. She has also collaborated with Francesca Zambello on Shostakovich’s Moskva, Cheryomushki at Bard College; David Henry Hwang’s adaptation of Tibet Through the Red Box in Seattle; and Napoleon by Andrew Sabiston and Timothy Williams at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. She also designed projections for Pixar Animation Studio’s Finding Nemo. As a member of Ping Chong & Company since 1983, her work was featured in Cocktail, Kwaidan, After Sorrow, 98.6, Chinoiserie, Deshima, Skin–A State of Being, and the Ping Chong and Meredith Monk collaboration The Games. She has also worked on a wide array of productions both on and off Broadway and in London’s West End. Hartley has received a Drama Desk Award for Bunny, Bunnie and an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. Other design highlights include The Miracle Worker at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey; Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy; and Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz by Carmen Rivera and Candido Tirado.