Set Designer
Mimi Lien
United States



Mimi Lien is making her HGO debut. She is a designer of sets/environments for theater, dance, and opera. In 2015, she was named a MacArthur Fellow, the first set designer to achieve this distinction. Selected work includes Sweeney Todd (Broadway), Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Tony Award, Lortel Award, 2013 Hewes Design Award), John (Signature Theatre, 2016 Hewes Design Award), Appropriate (Mark Taper Forum, LA Drama Critics Circle Award), PreludesThe Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center), An Octoroon (Soho Rep/TFANA, Drama Desk, and Lortel nominations), and Black Mountain Songs (BAM Next Wave). Her stage designs have been exhibited in the Prague Quadrennial in 2011 and 2015, and her sculptures were featured in the exhibition Landscapes of Quarantine at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Her designs for theater, dance, and opera have been seen around the U.S. at such venues as Lincoln Center Theater, Signature Theatre, Playwright's Horizons, the Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Joyce Theater, Goodman Theatre, Soho Rep, and internationally at Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia), Intradans (Netherlands), National Theatre (Taiwan), and many others. She is an artist-in-residence at Lincoln Center and Park Avenue Armory, and co-founder of the Brooklyn performance space JACK.