Natalie Taylor Hart

Scenic Design

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Proud member of IATSE Local USA 829

Natalie Taylor Hart is a freelance Scenic Designer, Mask Maker and Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Elon University in North Carolina. She moved to North Carolina after working in New York for several years in Theatre and in Event Design.

Her credits include:

New York: Slave Shack (Algonquin Theatre, New York Premiere); Associate Designer: The Wiz (Tour, The Netherlands)

Regional: Life in the Fat Lane (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park)

Local: Fences (Triad Stage), As You Like It (Burning Coal Theatre);, Blithe Spirit, Kind Lady (Monomoy Theatre, Cape Cod)

Educational: Resident Designer at Elon University; The Crucible (Columbia University), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (The Hartt School)

Exhibitions: USITT Design Expo, Prague Quadrennial, World Stage Design Catalog, Lincoln Center Portfolio Review.

Membership in USITT and the Society of Props Artisan Managers

She studied Commedia dell'Arte mask making in Italy with Donato Sartori and has worked extensively in Props/Crafts. She also has strong interests in developing curriculum around her areas of expertise.

Natalie is happily married to Eric Hart, author of The Prop Building Guidebook, and is the mom to two wonderful little boys.


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