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Raphael Mishler

Second-year MFA Scenic Design Student


Raphael Mishler is a second-year MFA student originally from Mohican land, Albany NY. He creates visuals for live performance and has designed scenery for Clubbed Thumb’s Winterworks, the New School, Dixon Place, ANTfest,  NYU,  HERE Arts Center, Amerinda Native Theater and Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce (assoc.). Puppet design credits include The Amateurs (Vineyard), Collective Rage…(MCC), and Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb, Drama Desk Award, Henry Hewes nomination). Raphael previously worked as a props designer for new plays.  Highlights include 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

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