TREFONI MICHAEL RIZZI (Scenic Design, Sex and Educaction) recently designed the World Premieres of Two Boys From Brooklyn at The Palace Theatre in Los Angeles and Scenic, Lighting, and Projections for Marilyn, Madness and Me! at The El Portal Theatre in NoHo.

Off-Broadway work includes Scenic, Projection, and Lighting Design for A Woman of Will at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Colorado Shakespeare Festival designs include Scenic, Lighting, and Projection Designs for The Little Prince and A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Lighting Design for The Inspector General.

Trefoni received the Ovation Award for Scenic Design in a Larger Theatre for Songs for a New World at the Rubicon Theatre. Other award winning designs include Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues, Driving Miss Daisy, and Defying Gravity. World Premieres include Maltby/Shire’s A Time for Love, P.J. Barry’s Bad Axe, and Stephen Legawiec’s Peru in Africa.

New York Premieres include Richard Hellesen’s Dos Corazones for Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab Festival at HERE. West Coast Premieres include Melanie Marnich’s Quake and Lee Blessing’s Chesapeake.

Favorite designs include Holes, Noises Off!, You Can’t Take It With You, Twelfth Night, The Miser, The King Stag and Translations.

Trefoni teaches at the Art Institute of California - Hollywood, holds a B.A. in Design from UCLA, and a M.F.A. in Theatre and Dance from the University of Hawaii Manoa. A member of IATSE/USA Local 829, he was first finalist in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers. Trefoni is author of the Award Winning Teddy’s Travels – America’s National Parks

February, 2014