Medium: Set Design
Location: Abu Dhabi
Dahlia Al-Habieli is an award-winning designer, visual artist and educator currently teaching at Wake Forest University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in Winston-Salem, NC. She recently designed the regional premiere of GLORIA by Branden Jacob-Jenkins at the Dallas Theater Center, and COLLIDESCOPE 3.0 with Ping Chong and Co. Upcoming projects include NATIVE GARDENS at Trinity Rep, and installation design for CONSENSES at MASS MOCA.
Dahlia was born and raised in Abu Dhabi- a diverse, multicultural city that fostered her love for rich and varied traditions of storytelling. As an artist and collaborator, Dahlia is interested in exploring unlikely connections and using her work to build cultural bridges.
Dahlia has worked extensively in New England since graduating from Wellesley College in 2007, and received her MFA from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in 2016. She was the resident scenic designer for Publick Theatre Boston and the Watertown Children’s Theatre from 2008-2010.
Her work includes designs for the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theater, Company One, Central Square Theater, and Wellesley Repertory (formerly Wellesley Summer Theater) among others.
Dahlia is also a graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She returns to the O’Neill each year as the Young Playwright’s Conference Dream Designer, mentoring middle and high school playwrights in collaboration with professional actors and directors.