Natalie Taylor Hart is the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design for the Department of Performing Arts. She joins Elon from New York with careers in Scenic Design, Corporate Event Design and Props.
Natalie holds an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Ohio University. She has designed scenery in New York and in regional theatres and has assisted Broadway designers David Gallo and Neil Patel. She was the associate designer on a production of The Wiz based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Her designs for The Mineola Twins and The Gods Are Not To Blame won USITT Ezekiel Awards. She designed the New York premiere of Slave Shack by Mike Folie produced at the Algonquin Theatre.
Productions at Monomoy Theater in Cape Cod include OldFriends.com directed by Julie Harris and MichaelJohn McGann, Blithe Spirit directed by Michael Montel, and Once Upon a Mattress directed by Alan Rust. Her work has been exhibited at World Stage Design, the Lincoln Center Portfolio Review (The Clambake) and the Prague Quadrennial. As Design Director at a New York event company, she designed events for corporate clients including Victoria’s Secret, Rowenta, CVS, Jamba Juice and Lenscrafters.
Natalie’s props have been used by Al Pacino, Jonathan Groff, Pat Carroll, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse L. Martin and a host of opera singers at the Santa Fe Opera. Her work has been featured in the Broadway productions of Broke-ology and the Merchant of Venice. She served as Assistant Properties Director for the Santa Fe Opera 2013 Season.