NATALIE ESLAMI (she/her) is a NYC-based Iranian-American interdisciplinary fine artist and scenic designer for stage and screen. Originally from Memphis and Los Angeles, she recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon Drama with her BFA in Scenic Design. Seeking a worldly and multifaceted arts education, Natalie enjoyed additional courses in Architecture, Art History, Global Anthropology & Museum Studies, and Studio Art, and has integrated this knowledge into her design process. She also works as a scenic painter and freelance fine artist (and dreams of illustrating a children’s book someday).
Prior to pursuing her degree in Drama, Natalie was classically trained in the visual arts for seven years. She closely observes the intricate and diverse details of the world around her and strives to reflect them in her storytelling. Natalie is especially interested in arts accessibility/education and collaborative work. She is passionate about projects tackling relevant social issues, complex identities, and the Middle-Eastern experience.
Previous design credits include COSÌ FAN TUTTE (CMU), A HIT DOG WILL HOLLER (*academic premiere - CMU), LITTLE WOMEN - THE MUSICAL (Bristol Valley Theater), USHUAIA BLUE at the Contemporary American Theater Festival 2022 (Scenic Artist/Fabricator)
Natalie is a big fan of urban sketching, breakfast foods, HGTV, and her tabby cat, Fletcher.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS:
'OUR TOWN' — Scenic Design, Pendragon Theater, August 2023
'FRIENDS WITH AMENITIES' — Scenic Design, 59E59 Theatres Off-Broadway / New Light Theatre Project, September 2023
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