Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Designer

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Elizabeth Whiting has designed costumes for NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, The Court Theatre, Red Leap Theatre, Okareka Dance Company, Black Grace, Douglas Wright Dance Company, Michael Parmenter, Atamira Dance Company, New Zealand Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Pop-Up Theatre, London for the Edinburgh International Festival and The World of Wearable Art core show in Wellington for six years.

In 2010, she won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Costume Design Award for The Arrival (Red Leap Theatre). She represented New Zealand at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2003 with her costumes for Falstaff and, again, in 2007, with a team of designers who created the exhibition Blow. Her designs for The Marriage of Figaro have just been presented in Seattle, and her costume designs for Tosca in Perth had a great reception.

Recently, Elizabeth has designed Uncle Vanya (The Court Theatre), Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn (Red Leap Theatre), Kiss the Sky (The New Zealand Dance Company), Blonde Poison, Nell Gwynn.  Her costume designs were seen in the successfully remounted productions of Hudson & Halls Live! and The Mooncake and the Kumara andTosca last year .

In 2018 she designed La Boheme for NZ Opera,The Cherry Orchard  and Shortland Street the Musical  for Auckland Theatre Company and Here Lies Lovefor Silo.