A bit about me: I got my B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Richmond and an M.F.A. in Theater Design at Brooklyn College. I specialize in well-researched period design, and also "periovocative" and "anachro-period" design. Having seen the fashion industry from the inside, I now do my best to design in a sustainable and ethical way: reimagining materials, using vintage fabrics and sourcing used items whenever possible. 


My work includes “Yours for the Oppressed,” a joint effort of Siena College and Black Theater Troupe of Upstate New York; the World Premiere of Three on a Match by Rhett Martinez (IATI Theater); and the World Premier of We are a Masterpiece by Gina Femia (Retro Productions). Her previous work includes Romantic Trapezoid (Racheal Reiner Productions); Mrs. CaliforniaDear Ruth, The Desk SetThe Baltimore Waltz and The Butter and Egg Man (Retro Productions); Sweeny Todd, The Tempest, Happy EndThe Cradle Will Rock, Candide , A Midsummer Night's Dream,  and A Little Night Music (Theater 2020); Pygmalion and Mother Courage (Jean Cocteau Rep.); A View from the Bridge (The Secret Theater); and True West (White Horse Productions). Viviane also frequently designs one acts at The 52nd St. Project, a program that works with kids to create original productions. Viviane has been nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for The Desk Set (Retro Productions, 2010), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater 2020, 2013), and A Little Night Music (Theater 2020, 2016).