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Lena Sands ’15

Lena Sands ’15 reports, “This year has been very exciting. Last summer a selection of my designs for Venus, by Suzan-Lori Parks (which I completed at CalArts) was on exhibition in Moscow at the A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum as part of the show Innovative Costume Design of the 21st Century: The Next Generation. I have continued freelance costume design around Los Angeles, including frequent collaborations with Deena Selenow ’13, and I recently worked with Cornerstone Theater Company on its show, A Jordan Downs Illumination. My designs for SITI Company’s Bacchae, which premiered at the Getty Villa last summer, and then went to BAM, will be on tour this year before a run at Guthrie Theater in March. I am currently working with Los Angeles-based company Four Larks, designing the costumes for a newly devised Frankenstein opera. The opera will premiere at The Wallis in February. I also started teaching Fashion Design to high schoolers at LACHSA this fall. On a personal note, my husband Ari and I have welcomed a new family member, Sylvie Sands Bookman. She will turn one in December.”