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-

Awards include:

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

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

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:

Operation epsilon   

nora theatre company

world premier

dir: andy sandberg


Northeastern university

dir: antonio guzman


new rep theatre

Dir: Bob Walsh


lyric stage co.  of boston

dir: Spiro veloudos


Fiddlehead theatre co. & ACLU

dir: Meg Fofonoff

Much ado about nothing

concord academy

dir: David gammons

refelctions of a rock lobster

boston children’s theatre

dir: burgess clarke

Other Desert Cities       Speakeasy Stage Company,

Dir: Scott Edmiston

Lighting Designer : Karen Perlow