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Julian Crouch - Designer & Director

Julian Crouch is a Brooklyn-based independent director, designer, writer, maker, teacher, illustrator, and musician, whose career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film, and television. Initially a mask and puppet maker, with much of his life based in London, in the mid-1990's co-founded London's Improbable Theatre Company. Improbable's productions, which included ANIMO, 70 HILL LANE, LIFEGAME, SPIRIT, STICKY, THE HANGING MAN, THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, and PANIC, have gained far-reaching national and international recognition. His final production for Improbable which he conceived, directed, and designed was THE DEVIL AND MISTER PUNCH. Julian co-created, co-directed, and designed the multi-award winning SHOCKHEADED PETER.

His opera work has included set design and associate direction for SATYAGRAHA for the ENO and The Met Opera, creating THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, DOCTOR ATOMIC, and staging the 125th Gala for the Met. Other major projects include JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM for the National Theatre, The Magic Flute for the Welsh National Opera, and CINDERELLA for the Dutch National and San Francisco Ballets.

On Broadway, Julian has designed HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, BIG FISH THE MUSICAL and THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Most recently Julian designed LE PETIT PRINCE for Lausanne Opera and co-directed and designed JEDERMANN for the Salzburg Festival. Currently he is designing DREIGROSCHENOPER for the Salzburg Festival. Julian was recently Artist in Residence at New York's Park Avenue Armory and is the first commissioned artist for the BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY.

Julian has received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

Julian Crouch - full CV (pdf)

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