2020 USITT Award for Scene Design Sponsored by Rose Brand Winner Afsaneh Aayani
May 15, 2020
Today we’re on the line with 2020 USITT Award for Scene Design Sponsored by Rose Brand winner Afsaneh Aayani. Afsaneh is a Houston-based scenic designer, puppeteer, puppet maker, mask maker, voice actress, and artist with over 15 years of industry experience. She began her artistic journey in Iran where she developed her skills as a puppeteer and puppet maker, performed as a voice actor on television, and built her foundation as an artist. She completed her Bachelors in Puppetry from the University of Art in Tehran and shortly thereafter and performed in festivals internationally including in China, Poland, and Sri Lanka.
After building extensive experience in Iran, Afsaneh took a leap of faith and moved to the USA where she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from the University of Houston in 2020. She has been engaged in exciting work around Houston including scenic design, costume design, props master, puppet and mask making, and puppet instructing. Afsaneh continues to seek ways to express herself, her vision, and learn new things at every opportunity to create magic.
If you’d like to keep up with Afsaneh’s work, you can visit her website at www.afsanehaayani.com