CHRISTINE JONES is a Tony-award winning set designer and the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Theatre for One, a portable private performing arts space for one actor and one audience member. She directed the sensational immersive nightclub dining experience, Queen of the Night, which New York Magazine has called the “Hottest Nightlife Experience in Town”. Her set design for American Idiot, A Punk Rock Musical directed by Michael Mayer, won the Tony Award for best set design in 2009, and in 2012, Jones made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera with her design for Rigoletto, set in 1960’s Las Vegas. Her Broadway credits include: Hands on a Hardbody; On a Clear Day; Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination); The Green Bird, with director Julie Taymor (Drama Desk Nomination); and Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie-Renee Scott. Jones has designed sets for Coraline, adapted from Neil Gaman’s popular book with music by Stephen Merritt; The Book of Longing, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass (Lincoln Center Festival); The Onion Cellar, (Elliot Norton Award); which she co-created with director Marcus Stern and The Dresden Dolls (and for which she transformed a black box theater into a 360-degree cabaret space); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park); Burn This, starring Ed Norton, Catherine Keener, Ty Burrell and Dallas Roberts (Signature Theatre); and True Love, for which she created The Zipper space, infamous for its use of car seats in the audience. Jones has designed numerous operas, including The Elephant Man (Minnesota Opera); Lucia de Lammermoor (New York City Opera); and Giulio Cesare (Houston Grand Opera). Her designs were featured in the 2008 exhibition Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designers for Live Performance at Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts. In 2013 she served as the Denzel Washington Guest Chairperson for the Theatre Department of Fordham University. In 2010, Jones was honored with an Award of Distinction from Montreal’s Concordia University. She has lectured at Princeton University and teaches at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Currently she is collaborating with The Windmill Factory as a Creative Direction Consultant for The Future of Storytelling, (FoST), 2014 Conference.
Jones brings a collaborative problem-solving approach to all of her endeavors. She specializes in creating intimate meaningful engagements between participants and performers through the manipulation of space and the crafting of event flow.