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Q&A with designer Jennifer Zeyl

PhotoSister: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
Jennifer Zeyl: Yes.  I’ve never imagined doing anything else.  Creating visual environment for narrative; yes, that is all.

PS: The Beatles or Elvis?
JZ: Beatles.

PS: What is the one thing you splurge on for yourself?
JZ: Pedicures.

PS: What is your favorite restaurant pick in Seattle and the best dish on the menu?
JZ: Rancho Bravo – Chicken Burrito.

PS: What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
JZ: Only the very best sorts of people; with humor, integrity and soul.  Life’s too short to have crappy friends.


Go see Jennifer’s designs in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Dirty Story,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre

Catch “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Dirty Story,” and “Miracle!” at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 11th – August 25th, 2012.

Jennifer’s local designs include:  I am my Own Wife, Of Mice and Men, boom. and My Name is Rachel Corrie (Seattle Repertory Theatre); The Mojo and the Sayso and The Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in their New World (ACT); Heartbreak House (Intiman); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Winter’s Tale, Merchant of Venice and Hamlet (Seattle Shakespeare); Jackie and Me, The BFG, I Was a Rat and If you Give a Mouse a Cookie (Seattle Children’s Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and This Wide Night (Seattle Public Theatre); Adding Machine (New Century Theatre Company); and Little Women and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Book-It Repertory) and seventeen shows for Washington Ensemble Theatre as Founding Co-Artistic Director and Resident Designer. She is the recipient of the 2006 Stranger Genius Award for Theatre, two Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture CityArtist Awards, several ArtistTrust and 4Culture Grants for Artist Projects as well as five Seattle Times Footlight Awards. Jennifer attended the drama schools at UW (MFA) and URI (BFA, BFA).  She is the proud proprietress of Canoe Social Club, a social club for civic minded artists located in Capitol Hill.


Photography details

Nikon D700


Lens: Nikon 60mm 2.8
Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 400Lighting:
All natural light.
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