Joe Vaněk

Costume design
Set design

Joe Vanek has been designing for most of the major theatre, opera and dance companies in Ireland since 1984. He was Director of Design at the Abbey Theatre from 1995-97, and Design Associate for the Wexford Festival Opera from 2006-08. His work is closely associated with the plays of Brien Friel, including Dancing at Lughansa, Wonderful Tennessee, Molly Sweeney and Performances.

He has also designed new plays by many of Ireland’s leading writers including John Banville, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Hugo Hamilton, Tom Kilroy, Hugh Leonard, Tom MacIntyre, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy and Stewart Parker.

 

Joe is represented by Simon Ash at Loesje Sanders Ltd. info@loesjesanders.org.uk+44 (0)1394 385 260

 

Awards
Nominated Best Set Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2012 for 'Orfeo' (Opera Theatre Company)
Nominated Best Costume Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2006 for 'Transformations' (Wexford Festival Opera)
Nominated for two Tony awards and a Drama Desk Award for 'Dancing at Lughnasa' (Abbey Theatre)
Best Costume Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2001 for 'The Silver Tassie' (Opera Ireland) - also nominated for Best Set Design

Joe Vaněk   The Rape of Lucretia

2014
Stage Opera
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Sinead McKenna
Production company
Irish Youth Opera
Premiere Venue
National Opera House, Wexford
Writer
Ronald Duncan
Director
Michael Barker-Caven

Joe Vaněk   Dubliners

2012
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Sinead McKenna
Conor Linehan
Jack Phelan
The Corn Exchange (Annie Ryan)
Production company
The Corn Exchange
Premiere Venue
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Writer
James Joyce. Adapted by Michael West and Annie Ryan
Director
Annie Ryan
Photographer
Fiona Morgan

Joe Vaněk   Orfeo

2012
Stage Opera
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
John Comiskey
Production company
Opera Theatre Company
Premiere Venue
Theatre Royal, Waterford
Writer
Claudio Monteverdi
Director
Ben Barnes
Photographer
Patrick Redmond

Joe Vaněk   The Speckled People

2011
Stage Theatre
Set design
Other featured designers
Joan O'Clery
Philip Stewart
Production company
Gate Theatre
Premiere Venue
Gate Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Hugo Hamilton
Director
Patrick Mason
Photographer
Patrick Redmond

Joe Vaněk   Happy Days

2010
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Sinéad Wallace
Denis Clohessy
Val Sherlock
The Corn Exchange (Annie Ryan)
Production company
The Corn Exchange
Premiere Venue
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Space Upstairs)
Writer
Samuel Beckett
Director
Annie Ryan
Photographer
Johnny Savage

Joe Vaněk   The Rivals

2009
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Paul Keogan
Denis Clohessy
Val Sherlock
Production company
Abbey Theatre
Premiere Venue
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Writer
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Director
Patrick Mason
Photographer
Ros Kavanagh

Joe Vaněk   Knives in Hens

2009
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Sinéad Wallace
Val Sherlock
Production company
Landmark Productions
Premiere Venue
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Writer
David Harrower
Director
Alan Gilsenan
Photographer
Patrick Redmond

Joe Vaněk   Miss Julie

2008
Stage Theatre
Costume design
Set design
Other featured designers
Sinéad Wallace
Val Sherlock
Production company
Landmark Productions
Premiere Venue
Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Space Upstairs)
Writer
August Strindberg in a version by Frank McGuinness
Director
Michael Barker-Caven
Photographer
Patrick Redmond