Welcome to Festival 56!
Spokane, WA February 2024
Registration ends 2/11/2024
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CLINT RAMOS
CLINT RAMOS is a creative director, designer, educator, advocate and producer.
He is the Producing Creative Director for Encores! at New York City Center.
In the summer of 2022, Clint designed The Oasis and surrounding environments for Lincoln Center.
Current film credits include production design for Lingua Franca by Isabel Sandoval for Netflix. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival which chronicled the daily struggles of an undocumented Filipina transwoman in New York. And his costume design for RESPECT, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM.
He is the recipient of a TONY® Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for Eclipsed making him the first person of color to win that category. Prior TONY® nominations were for his costume designs for The Rose Tattoo, Once On This Island , Torch Song and for his scenic design for Slave Play.
He also is the recipient of two OBIE Awards, including one for Sustained Excellence in Design, 3 Lucille Lortel Awards , A Drama Desk Award, An Outer Critics Circle Award, 2 American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Awards, TDF Irene Sharraf Young Master Award, Helen Hayes Award, Craig Noel Award, among other honors. He is the recipient of the Ani ng Dangal Presidential Medal for dramatic arts from the President of the Philippines-he received this honor twice.
He has designed over two hundred theater, opera and dance productions. Selected credits include the Broadway productions of Grand Horizons, Slave Play, The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei, Burn This with Adam Driver and Keri Russell, Torch Song, Once On This Island, Six Degrees of Separation with Allison Janney, Sunday in the Park With George with Jake Gyllenhaal, In Transit, Eclipsed with Lupita Nyong’o, Violet with Sutton Foster and The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper (also West End). Highlights also include Bella, Kid Victory, Sweet Charity, Here Lies Love (NY, Seattle and at the National Theatre, London), Dry Powder with Claire Danes and John Kazinsky, Barbecue, The Good Person of Szechuan, Appropriate, Angels in America, Wild With Happy, Bootycandy and many more. He was the principal costume designer for City Center Encores! Off-Center for 7 seasons, having designed The Runaways, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Wild Party with Sutton Foster, Little Shop Of Horrors with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene, A New Brain with Jonathan Groff, Cradle WIll Rock, I'm Getting My Act Together..., Randy Newman's Faust, tick, tick...Boom! with Lin Manuel Miranda and Pump Boys and Dinettes.
In New York, his designs have been seen at the Public Theater where he has designed 23 shows, New York Theater Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Signature Theater, Classic Stage Company, Ma-Yi, NAATCO, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Women’s Project, Soho Playhouse, Mint Theater, Red Bull Theater, The Asia Society, and many others.
Regional and opera credits include designs for Alliance Theater, Asolo Repertory Company, Arena Stage, Alley Theater, American Repertory Theater, Baltimore Centerstage, Barrington Stage, Berkeley Rep., California Shakespeare Theater, Chautauqua Theater Co., Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center Theater, Folger Theater, Geva Theater, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theater Company, Kansas Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Roundhouse Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Steppenwolf, Signature, Williamstown Theater Festival, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Boston, Prince Opera Theater and many others.
International credits include designs for The National Theatre, West End and the Barbican (London), O’Reilly (Dublin), Kanon (St. Petersburg), Rijksteatern (Stockholm), Thalia (Bucharest), and Tanghalang Pilipino (Manila).