Best Set Designer

Frank Chavez

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Chavez’s set for Stageworks’ The Divine Sister was both abstract and highly evocative, suggesting through soaring elements both the interior and exterior of a church, and cannily maintaining a kind of reverent tension with the silliness and spontaneity of Charles Busch’s comedy. Not as immediately noticeable was the brilliance of this designer’s set for A Raisin in the Sun — a living area that suggested not only the Younger family’s inability to pay for better, newer furnishings, but also that clan’s resolve to make the very best of what their poverty permitted them. Wonderful work, utterly professional.

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