Mara Blumenfeld

Ensemble Member

Since 2004

Mara Blumenfeld (she/her) has designed costumes for over 40 Lookingglass productions, including such company favorites as Lookingglass AliceThe Arabian NightsMetamorphoses, and Cascabel. Based in Chicago, she has designed numerous productions for Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, and Court Theatre. A frequent collaborator with fellow Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman, their credits include the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of MetamorphosesThe Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci at Second Stage Theatre, and RusalkaLucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula for the Metropolitan Opera. Regional credits include: 11 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and numerous productions at the McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and the Weston Playhouse, among others. Internationally, her work has been seen in Canada (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), the UK (Barbican Center and Donmar Warehouse), France (Opera du Rhin), Italy (Teatro alla Scala), Australia (Melbourne Theatre Company), China (Wuzhen Theatre Festival), and Japan (K-Ballet and Disney TokyoSea). She is the recipient of four Jeff Awards, and was the 2012 recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.

Bio as of 2017

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Credits And Awards

Theatre Credits


  • Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square Theatre)


  • MetamorphosesThe Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Second Stage Theatre)
  • RusalkaLucia di LammermoorLa Sonnambula (Metropolitan Opera)
  • The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater, 2008)
  • Lookingglass Alice (New Victory Theater, 2007)
  • Homebody/Kabul (British Academy of Music, Harvey Theater, 2004)
  • Measure for Measure (New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, 2001)


  • Goodman Theatre
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Writers Theatre
  • Court Theatre
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater


  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • McCarter Theatre
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Huntington Theatre Company
  • Asolo Repertory Theatre
  • Weston Playhouse


  • Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada)
  • Barbican Center (UK)
  • Donmar Warehouse (UK)
  • Opera du Rhin (France)
  • Teatro alla Scala (Italy)
  • Melbourne Theatre Company (Australia)
  • Wuzhen Theatre Festival (China)
  • K-Ballet (Japan)
  • Disney TokyoSea (Japan)


  • Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration (2012)
  • Jeff Award for Costume Design – Large for Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre, 2014)
  • Jeff Award for Costume Design – Large for The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2009)
  • Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater, 2008)
  • Jeff Award for Costume Design for Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman Theatre, 2007)
  • Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for Lookingglass Alice (New Victory Theater, 2007)
  • Jeff Award for Costume Design for A Flea in Her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 2006)


Northwestern University