STEPHEN CURTIS is a set and costume designer for theatre and production designer for film. His extensive theatre career spans more than three decades and embraces designs for dance, drama, opera, physical theatre and musicals, including major collaborations with Australia’s leading directors, choreographers, festivals and performance companies. Curtis’ many striking designs for the stage include sets and costumes for La bohème, The Cunning Little Vixen and Lulu (Opera Australia), The Turn of the Screw (Huston Grand Opera),Shanghai Lady Killer (Stalker Physical Theatre), I Am Eora (Sydney Festival), Pygmalion (Queensland Theatre Company), Henry IV Bell Shakespeare Company, The Venetian Twins (Nimrod Theatre Company), sets for The Secret River and The Government Inspector (Sydney Theatre Company), The Blue Room, All About My Mother and Tribes (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Alchemist and Scorched (Belvoir) and costumes for Der Ring Des Neibelungen (State Opera of South Australia). Curtis’ film production design credits include the features Looking for Alibrandi and Tracey Moffatt’s stunningly visual Bedevil and Night Cries. For many years Curtis has also taught design for theatre and film at both a secondary and tertiary level. He has devised workshops for teachers and students taking drama as part of their senior secondary studies, initiated and taught units in production design at the University of Technology, Sydney and theatre design at The National Institute of Dramatic Art. He developed the new degree and post-graduate curriculum in design for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School where he held the position of Head of Design for four years.