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Video Published: 22 Jun 2023

Opera Conference 2023: Director Designer Showcase

The Director-Designer Showcase featured the winning teams of the 2023 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize. See presentations of their award-winning production concepts. Supported by the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, each team received funding to refine their concept proposals for presentation at the conference and in a four-month rotating exhibition at the National Opera Center. Winning team leaders: Claire Choquette, director (Salome); Kimille Howard, director (Sweeney Todd); Alison Pogorelc, director (Salome); Ian Silverman, director (Fellow Travelers). 



  • Alison Pogorelc, Director
  • Ember Streshinsky, Set Designer
  • Camilla Tassi, Projection/Video Designer

Fellow Travelers

  • Ian Silverman, Director
  • James Rotondo, Set Designer
  • Nora Winsler, Choreographer

Sweeney Todd

  • Kimille Howard, Director 
  • Kimberly V. Powers, Set Designer


  • Claire Choquette, Director
  • Josafath Reynoso, Set Designer
  • Hsiao-Wei Chen, Costume Designer

Daniel Ellis, Director

The Director-Designer Showcase was originally presented at Opera Conference 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA, on Thursday, May 18, 2023.