Set and Costume Designer

David Fleischer is a set and costume designer based in Sydney, a graduate of NIDA, where his credits include And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens… (set and costume design), The Importance of Being Earnest (set design), Trace (set and costume), and Women Beware Women (costume design). While still a student, David was asked to design a piece for Sydney Dance Company as part of their ‘New Breed’ season, staged at the Sydney Opera House in 2009. His early background as a musician has put David in good stead to design across a variety of disciplines including theatre, dance and opera.

Since graduating two years ago, David has designed for most theatre companies/venues in Sydney. He has worked with directors such as Lee Lewis, Craig Ilott and Kate Cherry, and has assisted designers Michael Scott-Mitchell and Alice Babidge, among others.

His design credits include 10,000 Beers, No Way to Treat a Lady and Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Darlinghurst Theatre), Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Carriageworks), Woyzeck (Belvoir St Downstairs and Brisbane Festival), Dirtyland (New Theatre), The Brothers Size (Griffin Theatre), Der gel be Stern (Seymour Centre) and Intersection (Milk Crate Theatre). He has been Assistant Designer for The Oresteia and The White Guard (Sydney Theatre Company), and Boundary Street (Black Swan State Theatre Company).

Griselda is David’s first collaboration with Pinchgut Opera.

David was the designer for Griselda (2011), and The Impresario (2012 fundraiser) for Pinchgut.

This bio taken from the last program in which David appeared.

David Fleischer

Photo by Bridget Elliot

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