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Felix E. Cochren

Felix E. Cochren

 Felix E. Cochren, Jr. (Scenic Designer) is the award winning designer of theatre, opera, dance, concerts and touring productions. For Alabama Shakespeare Festival, he previously designed JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE and FLYIN’ WEST.  In New York he designed the world premiere productions of HOME (Broadway & Off-Broadway), the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, A SOLDIERS PLAY for the Negro Ensemble Company, as well as Broadway productions of INACENT BLACK and AMEN CORNER. Other New York credits include the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New Federal Theatre, Opera Ebony, New York Theatre Workshop and the Billie Holiday Theatre.  His hundreds of designs have been seen nationally in productions for countless regional theatres including; Cleveland Play House, Crossroads Theatre, Freedom Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Alliance, the Goodman, the Huntington, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre, and a variety of regional opera companies, including Opera Company of Philadelphia and Atlanta Opera.  His work has also been viewed internationally in Asia, Europe and Canada.  Mr. Cochren participated in the 2005 World Stage Design International Exhibition, has been honored with six St. Louis Black Rep’s Woodie Awards, eight AUDELCO Awards including the 2011 Pioneer Award for work in New York City, a Cleveland Newspapers Tribute, the Black Theatre Network’s Winona Fletcher Award, the Detroit Free Press Award, nominations for Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award, a shared Obie Award for a New York production of BLACK NATIVITY and received the first-ever Award for Outstanding Scenic Design by the National Black Theatre Festival of 2009.  He has been featured in BLACK MASKS, ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN and DESIGNING AND DRAWING FOR THE THEATRE and is associate professor of stage design at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and is coordinator of its Theatre Design and Technology program.

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