janie E. howland - scenic designer

jehowland@verizon.net           c617-771-9243


I am a professional scenic designer based in Boston. I received my MFA from Brandeis University in scenic design and designed close to 200 shows since then.  I design at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Speakeasy Stage Company, New Rep Theatre, Emerson Majestic, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Children’s Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, American Stage Festival, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory of Music, Barter Theatre (VA), Opera Boston, Boston Midsummer Opera, Huntington Theatre Studio 210, ART Institute, Nora Theatre, Central Square Theatre, Reagle Players, Weston Playhouse (VT), North Shore Music Theatre.

Teaching credits include:

Wellesley College, Scenic Design, 2006-

Emerson College, Drafting, 2011-

Northeastern University, Scenic Design, 2013-14

Awards include:

Elliot Norton Award for outstanding design, 1997, 2006, 2008

Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Design, 2006, 2007, 2014

Other Experience includes:

founding partner of CYCO Scenic, Design and Production, 1995-2001

Exhibit: Aug. - Sept. 2012 - Marino Center Lobby, Individual show

        From Paper to Production - Wheelock Family Theatre group show

        Oct. 2012

United Scenic Artist member, Local 829

Christopher Durang article in new Dramatist Play Service

copy of Miss. Witherspoon


Blog interview



recent productions:

Death of a Salesman

Lyric Stage Company

dir: spiro veloudos

Romeo & Juliet

Northeastern university

dir: Andrea Southwick

Whipping Man

new rep theatre

Dir: Benny Ambush

Operation epsilon

IRNE award winning 

nora theatre company

world premier

dir: andy sandberg

of mice and men &

homework machine

boston children’s theatre

dir: burgess clarke


exhibit design

produced by sally taylor

the grange, martha’s vineyard

aug. 18 - 20, 2014

Carousel     Emerson Stage at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

Dir: Stephen Terrell

Lighting Designer : Brett Israel