I was thrilled to learn this week that my design for Fun Home at Playhouse On The Square in Memphis won the Memphis Theater "Ostrander" Award for Excellence In Set Design. The show also took home awards for Lighting Design, Best Supporting Actress, Direction of a Musical, and Best Production of a Musical. This show was an immense pleasure to create, and I am so proud of everyone who was involved in it!
I had a blast last fall working as the associate designer for the Broadway revival of Once On This Island. Here is a newly published interview and slideshow about set designer Dane Laffry's process in creating the immersive world of the production, which features real sand, water, wind, rain, and fire onstage.
I'm thrilled to have gotten to work as the Associate Set Designer on Stephen Karam's beautiful play The Humans this year. It is staged on David Zinn's wonderfully detailed, grimy New York duplex apartment set. I've helped to see it through all 3 of its iterations: Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theater, on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater, and now it's transferring to a different broadway theater, The Schoenfeld. And, earlier this summer, the show won a bunch of Tony awards, including Best Set Design of a Play (congrats, David Zinn)!!!
On Sept. 22, I had the honor of presenting the award for Outstanding Set Design at the NY Innovative Theatre Awards. Travis McHale won for his design for Rubber Ducks and Sunsets. It was a great night and I got to see some old friends receive awards and meet some new ones. Also, I rarely have the opportunity to stand in front of a darkened auditorium full of people and talk, so it was quite an exciting rush!
I've just received some pictures of the event, so here is photographic evidence of my award giving skills:
Urban Momfare, the musical I designed for this year's FringeNYC festival, won the 2014 FringeNYC Excellence Award for Best Overall Musical. It has also been selected to extend its run as part of the FringeNYC Encores Series! Of the 200+ shows at this years festival, only a handful were selected to continue into the Encores Series.
The dates for our added performances are: Sun Sept 21st at 7 pm, Wed Sept 24th at 2 pm, Sat Sept 27th at 7 pm, and Sun Sept 28th at 5 pm. Tickets and more information are available here.
I'm pleased to share that the production of Tarzan I designed this spring has been nominated for 7 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, including one for Best Set Design! I was pleased with how the show turned out and am thrilled that it is being recognized in this way. Read all about the awards here.
I've continued to catch up and add some new shows to my portfolio page, including Les Mis. I was particularly proud of this show. We managed to put together a completely fleshed-out production of "The World's Most Beloved Musical" in two weeks, on a small stage, with a tiny budget. I am continually impressed with the quality of the work at Bristol Valley Theater. They are a small company operating in a beautiful Finger Lakes village who consistently turn out impressive work. This was my 5th summer doing a show with them, and hopefully there will be many more!
After a very busy spring and early summer, things are finally calming down a little, so I'm starting to give this website some much needed updates. First up, Tarzan: The Musical, which I designed for the Omaha Children's Theater at the stunningly beautiful Rose Performing Arts Center, in Omaha, NE. (Seriously, it is the most impressive theater I've ever worked in). Check out the production shots here. And here are a couple of bonus shots:
I've just added photos from Untying Love by Peggy Willens and directed by Emma Berry to the portfolio section of my website. I'm really proud of my little hospice kitchen set. Check it out here!
Untying Love played Oct. 13 - Nov. 4, 2012 at the TADA! Theatre. You can learn more about the show at its official website.
I'm excited to launch the new and improved timmcmath.com! I'll post occasional updates about all of the cool things I'm involved with on this page.