Collette Pollard is an award winning scenic designer based out of Chicago. She has designed over 20 shows with The House since 2004 including some of her favorites, Death & Harry Houdini, The Nutcracker, The Sparrow and The Magnificents.
Collette's Chicago credits include Head of Passes and To Kill A Mockingbird (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Happiest Song Plays Last and Fish Men (Goodman Theatre),The Illusion, (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Scenic Design, Court Theatre), and Sweet Charity and A Streetcar Named Desire (Writers' Theatre), In The Garden at (Lookingglass Theatre), and Blood & Gifts and The Front Page (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Scenic Design, Timeline Theatre).
Regional credits include Geller Girls, Good People and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Suzi Bass Award and Atlanta Fan Award Nominations), A Minister's Wife (San Jose Repertory Theatre), The Donkey Show, Death & Harry Houdini, The Nutcracker (Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts Miami), A Streetcar Named Desire (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Harriet Jacobs and The Glass Menagerie (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), and Don Giovanni (Castleton Festival Virginia). International credits include Joan D'arc (Co-production Goodman Theatre and Linz09, Linz, Austria) and Maria Stewart (Linz09, Linz, Austria). Originally from San Jose, California, Collette was drawn to Chicago for school where she received her BFA with honors in scenic design from the Theatre School at DePaul University in 2000 and earned her MFA from Northwestern University in 2007. She taught and received the full-time Scenic Design Theatre Lectureship at Columbia College Chicago and teaches adjunct at Northwestern University. Additionally she is an Artistic Associate at Timeline Theatre Company. She received the Michael Merritt Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2010.