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Sasha Schwartz

Scenic Designer

Sasha Schwartz (she/ her) is a freelance theater scenic designer. Her recent designs have been seen at 59e59, Pittsburgh Playhouse, The Brick, and City Theatre. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. Sasha is a 2022 Rising Leader of Color with Theatre Communications Group and a featured designer in the 2023 Prague Quadrennial Emerging Exhibit. She was recognized at the 2019 USITT Young Designers and Technicians Forum, was the winner of the 2019 Lloyd Weninger Award for Stage Design, and was the Scenic Design Fellow for Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2019 season. Sasha is especially interested in new work, arts education, and projects that showcase diversity of identity while tackling relevant social issues. She is an advocate for inclusivity and accessibility within theater teams and more representation of BIPOC and queer voices in the arts industries. She considers her design process empathetic, crafty, and ultra-collaborative. Her understanding of space and how and where we feel ‘at-home’ is shaped heavily by her immigrant parents and mixed Chinese and Ashkenazi Jewish family.