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Teacher Scholar Post-Graduate Fellow, Design
Dahlia Al-Habieli is a scenic designer and visual artist 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, using her work to build bridges between languages, cultures, and genders. She has been the resident scenic designer at the Watertown Childrens’ Theatre and Publick Theatre Boston, and has designed for companies such as the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Central Square Theatre, Company One, and the Dallas Theatre Center. In addition to her creative endeavors, Dahlia deeply enjoys employing her analytical and collaborative skills towards facilitating creative processes. Career highlights include three years as the Associate Production Manager and Resident Props Master for the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and a year as the interim Assistant Production Manager for the Theatre Studies department of her alma mater, Wellesley College.
Dahlia holds an MFA in Scenic Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and is also a graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. Each spring, she returns to the O’Neill as the Young Playwright’s Conference Dream Designer, mentoring middle and high school playwrights in collaboration with professional actors and directors. She has previously served as the Assistant Production Coordinator and Assistant to the Technical Director during this Tony-award winning theater’s summer conferences. She is the recipient of an Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Best Scenic Design, and the George Kimberly Award for Scenic Design.