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Raphael Mishler

Third-year MFA Scenic Design Student


Raphael Mishler is a third-year MFA student originally from Mohican land, Albany NY. He creates visuals for live performance and has designed scenery for Clubbed Thumb’s Winterworks, Dixon Place, ANTfest, HERE Arts Center, Amerinda Native Theater, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce (assoc.)  Is It Thursday Yet? (assoc). Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S Thompson Musical (asst.)   Puppet design credits include The Amateurs (Vineyard), Collective Rage…(MCC), and Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb, Drama Desk Award, Henry Hewes nom.). Raphael previously worked as a props designer for new plays where highlights included the world premieres of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me (Broadway),  Taylor Mac’s  24 Decade History of Popular Music (Pomegranate Arts, St. Ann’s Warehouse and International tour), Will Arbery’s Plano (Clubbed Thumb), Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Marcus Gardley’s The Box (The Foundry)  and Jaclyn Backhaus’s  Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb). He is a founding member of Brooklyn-based cultural organizing hub Building Stories, and is an associate artist with Clubbed Thumb.

UCSD Credits


नेहा & Neel
900 Years
Bunny Bunny
Dance Nation
Limp Wrist on the Lever
Fifty Boxes of Earth
In the Red and Brown Water
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
Men on Boats (ASD)


 BA, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU