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Gianni Downs: The scenic route

Gianni Downs has traveled the nation chasing projects, transforming and recreating the world around him.

By Marissa Perino & Issi Glatts

March 28, 2018

By the time the show opens, Gianni Downs’ work is already done. As a scenic designer, Downs' favorite parts of the creative process all happen before opening night. His field is one of the crucial elements behind any onstage performance. He speaks of his process as an extension of history. “T...

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