Isabel Hudson is an award-winning set and costume designer.
Designs include: WINYANBOGA YURRINGA directed by Anthea Williams, EVERY BRILLIANT THING directed by Kate Champion (Belvoir); AMERICAN PSYCHO and CRY-BABY directed by Alexander Berlage (set design), RAZORHURST, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, SHE LOVES ME (Hayes Theatre Co); JESS & JOE FOREVER, TUESDAY (Belvoir 25A); THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE (Darlinghurst Theatre Co.); THE SHIFTING HEART, BLACKROCK (Seymour Centre); DRY LAND, SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, THE WALWORTH FARCE, A GIRL IS A HALF FORMED THING, YOU GOT OLDER (Kings Cross Theatre); KING OF PIGS, EURYDICES (Old Fitz); LITTLE BORDERS (Old 505 Theatre); CHAMBER POT OPERA (Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Festival, St Petersburg season); INTERSECTION, JOURNEY’S END (ATYP); THE ROLLING STONE (Outhouse Theatre Co); THE PLANT (Ensemble); THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW (National Theatre of Parramatta); HURT (Hot House Theatre & Downstairs Belvoir).
Isabel won the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Set Design for the musical CRY-BABY (Hayes Theatre). She also received Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Set Design for the musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Hayes Theatre), and for DRY LAND (Outhouse Theatre Co).
For Opera Australia, Isabel was assistant designer for MERRY WIDOW and MY FAIR LADY; and for Sydney Theatre Company, she was assistant designer on THREE SISTERS directed by Kip Williams.
Isabel graduated from NIDA’s Design course in 2015; and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Screen and Sound) from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded the William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship. Isabel is a lecturer for the Design for Performance program at NIDA.
In 2020, Isabel is designing set for TORCH THE PLACE directed by Dean Bryant for Melbourne Theatre Company and set and costume for EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Belvoir directed by Kate Champion.
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