Simone Romaniuk is a live performance designer who works extensively across theatre, opera, festivals and immersive events in Australia and the UK.
Opera design credits include: for State Opera South Australia: Boojum!, The Mikado (Opera Q And NZ Opera Tour); For Opera Queensland: The Magic Flute, The Merry Widow, Space Encounters; For RNCM, Manchester: La Vie Parisienne; For Pacific Opera: La Sonnambula, Hansel and Gretel.
Theatre design credits include: for Queensland Theatre: Macbeth, Venus in Fur, Kelly, Head Full of Love, Elizabeth: Almost By Chance a Woman, Bombshells, Fractions, Australia Day, The Removalists, Waiting For Godot, Ruby Moon, Eating Ice Cream, Beckett X 3, Man Equals Man, The Little Dog Laughed; For Ensemble Theatre: The Last Wife, Luna Gale, Shirley Valentine, Frankenstein, Casanova; For Sydney Theatre Company: The Crucible, Seneca’s Thyestes; For Greenwich Theatre: Three Generations Of Women, For Unicorn Theatre, London: The Hunting Lodge.
Simone was Resident Designer with Queensland Theatre Company in 2012, and prior to this was an Affiliate Artist with the company. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Dramatic Art) from the National Institute of Dramatic Art and a Bachelor of Design Studies (Three Dimensional Design) from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
Awards include two Gold Matilda Awards for Body of Work (2012 and 2014) and two Matilda Awards for Best Design (Macbeth and Kelly). Nominations include Manchester Theatre Awards for Design (La Vie Parisienne), and APDG Awards for Event Design (OzAsia Festival 2016 and 2017).
Simone is currently Creative Director of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre’s annual international arts festival and winner of Major Festivals and Events at the South Australian Tourism Awards 2019.