Savanna Wegman 

 savanna.wgmn@gmail.com


 


Savanna Wegman is a set and costume designer, maker and writer working across theatre, opera and dance. She is New Zealand born, of Chinese Malaysian and Dutch descent and is now based on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm (Melbourne).  Her designs are inspired by heightened visual storytelling, drawing on poetic modes of theatricality and worldbuilding.

Recent credits include Green Room Nominated designs for ‘Biographica’ (Lyric Opera, Best Set Design 2023) and ‘Brittany and The Mannequins’ (Fever103 Theatre, Best Set & Costume Design 2022)

Set & Costume Designer ‘The Last Train to Madeline’ (Fever103 Theatre) ,  Set & Costume Designer ‘Climbers’ (Fever103 Theatre), Set Designer 'A Certain Mumble' (Amelia Jean O’Leary, Darebin Arts Speakeasy), Set & Costume Designer ‘STAUNCH ASF’ (Amelia Jean O’Leary, Melbourne Fringe).

Savanna has been an associate designer on numerous productions for Dann Barber including ‘Candide’ (Victorian Opera), ‘Far Away’ (Patalog Theatre), 'The Crocodile' (Spinning Plates Co.), ‘The Dream Laboratory’ (Essential Theatre) and  ‘The Mermaid’ (La Mama). She has also completed Assistant Stage Management roles for ‘The Invisible Opera’ (RISING Festival) and 'My Dearworthy Darling’ (THE RABBLE, The Malthouse).

Savanna completed her Bachelor of Arts at Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance and is a participant of Melbourne Theatre Company’s Future Creatives Initiative.


Contact

savanna.wgmn@gmail.com



I acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung and Boon Wurrung Peoples on whose land and waters I live and work. I pay my respects to past and present Aboriginal elders and community and recognise their rich history of artmaking and storytelling. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. 




Upcoming 2024:

Costume designer

Famous

Presented by NICA third year ensemble
13- 22 June
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)


Set and Costume designer

The Last Train to Madeline

by Callum Mackay

Presented by Fever103 Theatre
20 - 29 June
Meat Market


Set and Costume designer

Our Monster’s Name is Jerry
by Amy May Nunn

Presented by Dirty Pennies Theatre
24 July - 3 August
Theatreworks

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Design Associate

Candide
by Leonard Bernstein

Presented by Victorian Opera
8 - 10 Feb
Palais Theatre



Past 2023:

Set and Costume designer

BIOGRAPHICA

Music by Mary Finsterer
Libretto by Tom Wright

Presented by Lyric Opera
22 Sept - 1 Oct
Theatreworks


Set Designer

Guài

Created by
Mindy Meng Wang
& Monica Lim

Presented by Melbourne Fringe
& Footscray Community Arts



Set and Costume Designer

STAUNCH ASF
Created by
Amelia Jean O’Leary

Melbourne Fringe Festival


Design Associate

Far Away
by Caryl Churchill

Presented by Patalog Theatre
12 – 30 July 2023
fortyfivedownstairs

Set and Costume Designer

Climbers

by Elly D’Arcy

Presented by Fever103 Theatre
1 - 11 June 2023
fortyfivedownstairs

Set Designer

A Certain Mumble

by Amelia Jean O’Leary

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
15 - 19 March 2023
Northcote Town Hall

Design Associate

The Crocodile
by Tom Basden

Presented by Spinning Plates Co.
15 - 26 February 2023
fortyfivedownstairs