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FREDERICA NASCIMENTO is a scenic, costume and production designer. Being an architect informs her work in theatre, opera, dance and film, focusing in the interaction between audience/performance, environment/objects and storytelling. She was born in Mozambique, has lived in Lisbon, Portugal, and New ... (read complete bio)
 

Frederica Nascimento Biography

FREDERICA NASCIMENTO is a scenic, costume and production designer. Being an architect informs her work in theatre, opera, dance and film, focusing in the interaction between audience/performance, environment/objects and storytelling. She was born in Mozambique, has lived in Lisbon, Portugal, and New York, and is now based in Los Angeles.
Throughout her collaborative career she has had the honor of working with directors and artists including Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Wim Wenders, Jos√© √Ālvaro Morais, Manoel de Oliveira, Ruben Polendo, Bart DeLorenzo, Chris Fields, Simon Levy, Laurie Woolery, Johannes Wieland, Edison Woods, Annie Kaufman, Will Pomerantz, Abraham Celaya, Ron Sossi, Heather Woodbury, John Lawler, Anthony Dolan, Shishir Kurup, Jonathan Fox, Larry Biederman, Christine Menzies, Shirley Jo Finney, Jessica Kubzansky, Geoff Elliott, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, Stephanie Shroyer, Armin Shimerman, Nike Doukas, Rog√©rio de Carvalho, Jo√£o Canijo, Paulo Ribeiro, Paulo Lages, Jo√£o Mota, Nuno Carinhas, Nuno M. Cardoso, among others.
She is a resident artist at A Noise Within and collaborates with several theatre companies. Recent designs: All’s Well That Ends Well, Alice in Wonderland, Argonautika, Henry V, Othello, Arcadia, All My Sons, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Julius Caesar, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe (ANW); Measure for Measure, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Antaeus Theatre); Fefu and Her Friends, The False Servant, Ivanov, and Passion Play (Odyssey Theatre).
Frederica is faculty at Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, and CSUN, where she collaborates as scenic and costume designer with Larry Biederman and Christine Menzies. She was a guest scenic designer in a new production of In The Red And Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Shirley Jo Finney at the Department of Theater and Dance - UC Santa Barbara.
Frederica earned her MFA in Scenic and Production Design for Film at NYU with a Tisch School of The Arts Scholarship, and was awarded the Seidman Award for Excellence in Design. Graduated from the Superior School of Theatre and Cinema in Lisbon, IFICT Theatre Institute, and Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Lisbon. She is a scholar with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Luso-American Foundation, member of the Portuguese Architects Association, Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, and a member of the United Scenic Artists USA 829, IATSE. Nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award in Scenic Design - Equity: The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry by Marcus Gardley, Ovation Award in Scenic Design for Henry V, and a LA Drama Critics Circle Award in Scenic Design for Argonautika.
Frederica was part of the team bringing live theatre back to Los Angeles during the summer 2021 as scenic designer of the play An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Fountain Theatre, for which she received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award 2020-2021 in Best Set Design.
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Physical Theater Artist John Farmanesh-Bocca to Direct PICNIC at The Odyssey Photo Physical Theater Artist John Farmanesh-Bocca to Direct PICNIC at The Odyssey
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 15, 2023

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present a revival of Picnic, the sensual, passionate, and delightfully funny Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge. Directed by multiple award winner John Farmanesh-Bocca (Tempest Redux, Lysistrata Unbound), performances will run March 25 through May 28 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.

Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION to be Presented at Antaeus Theatre Company in  Photo Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION to be Presented at Antaeus Theatre Company in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

Antaeus Theatre Company will present Love and Information by boundary-pushing playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls). Emily Chase (Eight Nights) directs for a March 3 opening at Glendale's Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 2020-2021 Award Recipients - See the F Photo The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 2020-2021 Award Recipients - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the award recipients for 2020 and 2021. Poor Clare (The Echo Theater Company) and The Father (Pasadena Playhouse) received the prestigious Production award, with additional honorees named in 18 other categories.

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibs Photo Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Present L.A. Premiere of Richard Eyre's Adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will present the Los Angeles premiere of an electrifying adaptation, by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre, of what may be Henrik Ibsen’s most controversial play. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Ghosts will kick off with two public previews on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.

FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics C Photo FROZEN, THE BAND'S VISIT, HAMILTON and More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for 2020 and 2021. This year's awards have been combined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON Plays (With) The Race Card Photo BWW Review: AN OCTOROON Plays (With) The Race Card
by Evan Henerson - Jun 24, 2021

Judith Moreland’s cunning production for the Fountain Theatre sneaks up behind you, gooses, tickles, sings, brays and pretty much does everything but give everyone in the audience a wedgie.

AN OCTOROON Casting Complete, Dates Set For On Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage Photo AN OCTOROON Casting Complete, Dates Set For On Fountain Theatre Outdoor Stage
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

Casting is complete and rehearsals begin this week for the Los Angeles premiere of a radical, incendiary and subversively funny Obie award-winning play by MacArthur Foundation ‚ÄúGenius Grant‚ÄĚ recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle A Photo George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 

Shakespeare's Dark Comedy MEASURE FOR MEASURE Announced At Antaeus Photo Shakespeare's Dark Comedy MEASURE FOR MEASURE Announced At Antaeus
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2020

a?oeSome rise by sin and some by virtue fall.a?? The fine lines between justice and mercy, lust and love, forgiveness and retribution are exposed when Antaeus Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Armin Shimerman and Elizabeth Swain co-direct for a Feb. 21 opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through April 6. Low-priced previews begin Feb. 13.

BWW Review: Surreal Dramedy FEFU AND HER FRIENDS Invades the Odyssey Theatre Photo BWW Review: Surreal Dramedy FEFU AND HER FRIENDS Invades the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2019

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, a surreal dramedy by Maria Irene Fornés, known as an early feminist giant of the avant-garde, challenges modern audiences in that the play is plotless except for the fact eight women with very different agendas, personalities, and sexual orientations have gathered in the country home of their eccentric friend, Fefu, to plan an event for their do-gooding educational work. As multiple conflicts unfold between the old friends, they struggle to define who they are and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated world.