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Miranda Friel

Third-year MFA Scenic Design Candidate


Miranda Friel is a third-year MFA candidate from Sacramento, CA. She holds a BA from Brown University, where she studied Theatre and Comparative Literature. A set designer, scenic artist, properties designer, and illustrator, Miranda spent the earlier portion of her professional career painting and fabricating properties at Trinity Repertory Company, the Brown-Trinity MFA program, California Musical Theatre, theAdirondack Theatre Festival, and, most recently The Old Globe. Professional design credits: Loch Ness (associate scenic designer) at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Calafia at Liberty at La Jolla Playhouse's WoW festival, Mother Russia (assistant - 2021) at La Jolla Playhouse.   UC San Diego credits: Orestes 2.0, Do the Stars Gaze Back (digital), The Underground, The Gradient (WNPF ‘19), winterWORKS ‘19An Iliad (co-design with Nick Ponting), 

UC San Diego credits

The Gradient (WNPF ‘19)

winterWORKS ‘19 (SD)

An Iliad, (Co-SD)

Mother Courage and her Children (ASD)

The Misanthrope (ASD)

Orestes 2.0 (SD)


BA in Theater, Brown University