"Debra Forbes prefers not to be seen or heard, and just lets the work happen. In her case, the work is applying paint and texture to create magnificent 200’ x 80’ hand-painted backdrops for Broadway show. Her childhood artistic instincts were honed by decorating cakes at her father’s bakery in Philadelphia. A love for theater then developed in high school. While at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Forbes attended a workshop run by scenic artist Joseph Forbes. She was hooked — and not just on the art: Joe later became her husband.
After graduating from college with a degree in scenic design, Debra Forbes worked at Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York City — run by notable designer Lester Polakov — in exchange for classes that were taught by Broadway designers." - Hudson Valley Magazine
By | Jane Anderson, Mike Diago, Joan Vos Macdonald, Dale McKnight, Melissa F. Pheterson, and Sabrina Sucato
Photography | Toshi Tasaki
Photo shoot creative direction | Halina Sabath
Hair | Salon POSH Makeup | De Cara Makeup
Location | The Culinary Institute of America
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