February 27, 2020

Congradulations to Libby Stadstad and Brandon Stirling Baker on their featured article in Live Design. The flower #backdrop we help create for the show ODE is one to remember. Perfomance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

"Recently engaged, scenic designer Libby Stadstad and lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker, a 2019 KOI-USA Award winner, designed their first production together, Jamar Robert’s Ode for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at New York City Center. The December 2019 world premiere of this 17-minute p...

December 12, 2019

"The New Paltz Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)3 dance company, producing the annual Nutcracker for the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, and hosting educational outreach programs such as its annual Master Class Series and the Ray Delle Memorial Sponsorship for students of its official school, the New Paltz School of Ballet." - https://npballettheatre.org

Scenic Art Studios was happy to work for such a great organization.

October 24, 2019

Felix Chesher was an exchange student from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

A 6-week placement is part of the curriculum in 2nd year at RADA. We were lucky enough to host Felix here at our shop for his work-study. He is one of many students that have walked through our doors. 

“I’m constantly surrounded by amazing companies, theaters, and creatives since moving to London, and has studied around the corner from the West End. My reason for doing my placement in New York with Scenic Art Studios was because I didn’t know when the next opportunity wou...

September 20, 2019

“In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” - Tootsie The Musical

It was such a great show to be a part of. We were honored to help capture the vision of #scenicdesigner Dick Jaris. Stay tuned for more looks at the making of this spectacular show!!

Check out our Instagram page for more!!

September 13, 2019

Mr. Kanai sends artists every year for workshops held at Scenic Art Studios. The Students get the chance to not only explore the U.S. but to be able to train with professional Scenic Artists. Student receive group as well as one-on-one instruction to ensure that they are progressing in their studies. 

Instructors - Jane Snow and Joseph Forbes

Kanai Instructors - Kanako Morita and Yu Shibagaki 

Students - Toru Okada, Akari Fukasawa, Airi Nagayama, Syuhei Yamamoto, Takeshi Furukawa

Check out our Facebook for film on the Kanai Course

August 14, 2019

We had the absolute privilege of working on Moulin Rouge The Musical Our Scenic Artists worked very hard on the #backdrops and #hardscenery for the show!!

This is a must-see!!Moulin Rouge! is set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century. It is a fictional story about Christian, a young composer, who ends up falling in love with cabaret actress Satine, who is the star of the Moulin Rouge...BUY tickets to this amazzzzzing show and become part of the story!!


August 5, 2019

Scenic Design by Miriam Buether

Charge Artists - Katrina Gordineer 

Scenic Artists - Valerie Light, Misty Pelas, Kate Plumb Rader and Athena Parella

In Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.

June 5, 2019

    This Master Scenic Artist has brought the highest level of skilled craftsmanship and exacting standards to hundreds of Broadway productions. He has served as teacher to a generation of scene painters throughout the theatre community. - The Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts

May 30, 2019

"In 1994, Joseph founded Scenic Art Studios, Inc. which has become the premiere scene painting studio for Broadway Scenery. Since its inception, the company has created backdrops, sculptures, and painted built scenery for more than 350 Broadway productions." - Broadway World

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May 14, 2019


Designer - Beowulf Borritt 

A musical with music by Stephen Flaherty and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the 1880 statue of the same name. The musical premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2014. The original production was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.

Painted by : Lead Scenic Artist Irina Portnyagina with assistance from Natalie Pinchuk

In association with PRG &  Alchemy Production Group 

May 10, 2019

 It’s was a pleasure hosting the students from Southern Arkansas University. The school is located in Magnolia, AR, just 20 miles north of the Louisiana border. 4 students got the opportunity to travel to NYC for a week of experiential learning, workshops, and sightseeing. 
The program they are apart of is tailored to the interests of each individual student. 🏫 🎨

“With one of our students going to graduate school for scenic painting in the fall, We took the opportunity to travel outside the city to visit with the best in the industry and...

May 2, 2019

Joseph Forbes with 

◦Thomas Schumacher, Chairman, The Broadway League

◦Charlotte St. Martin, President, The Broadway League

◦David Henry Hwang, Chairman, The American Theatre Wing

◦Heather Hitchens, President, The American Theatre Wing 

April 30, 2019

"The 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre will be given to four contributors to the Broadway industry: Broadway Inspirational Voices, founded by Michael McElroy; Peter Entin, retired vice president of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, founder and president of Scenic Art Studios, Inc.; and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9." - Playbill

Congratulations to our founder, leader and most of all friend.

We love you Joseph Forbes

April 9, 2019

"The joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, a girl who wants to change her small town, and a love that brings them all togethe

You belong at THE PROM!" - ThePromMusical.com 

March 21, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who worked on this Production!!! We enjoyed getting our hands on David Korins Design. Amazing Designer for a great show!! It was amazing to watch/edit the scenics at work. 

Scenic Art Studios - Scenic Artists Alphabetically 
Loryn Benkowski, Garrett Scott Ball, Chris Botta, Kate Cahill, Stephen Caldwall, Eileen Cammarata, Miranda Casler, Mark Cheney, Corn Farrell, Bryan Dueysen, Katrina Gordineer, Ron Gottschalk, Jocelyn Joyah Henry, Michael Hurt, Rosalind Isquith, Michele Knafo, Beth Lieberman, Valerie Light, Lisa...

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