Isabel Hudson is an award-winning set and costume designer.
Isabel won Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Set Design of an Independent Production in both 2019 and 2018 – for her set designs on the smash-hit, sold out musicals AMERICAN PSYCHO and CRY-BABY at Hayes Theatre Co. She also received Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Set Design of an Independent Production for the musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Hayes Theatre Co.), and for DRY LAND (Outhouse Theatre Co.).
Designs include: TORCH THE PLACE (Melbourne Theatre Company) directed by Dean Bryant; FARNACE directed by Mark Gaal (Pinchgut Opera); WINYANBOGA YURRINGA directed by Anthea Williams, EVERY BRILLIANT THING directed by Kate Champion (Belvoir); AMERICAN PSYCHO and CRY-BABY directed by Alexander Berlage (set design), RAZORHURST, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, SHE LOVES ME (Hayes Theatre Co); JESS & JOE FOREVER, TUESDAY (Belvoir 25A); THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE (Darlinghurst Theatre Co.); THE SHIFTING HEART, BLACKROCK (Seymour Centre); DRY LAND, SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE, THE WALWORTH FARCE, A GIRL IS A HALF FORMED THING, YOU GOT OLDER (Kings Cross Theatre); KING OF PIGS, EURYDICES (Old Fitz); LITTLE BORDERS (Old 505 Theatre); CHAMBER POT OPERA (Sydney Opera House, Edinburgh Festival, St Petersburg season); INTERSECTION, JOURNEY’S END (ATYP); THE ROLLING STONE (Outhouse Theatre Co); THE PLANT (Ensemble); HURT (HotHouse Theatre & Downstairs Belvoir); and WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY (Curveball Creative).
For Opera Australia, Isabel was assistant designer for MERRY WIDOW and MY FAIR LADY; and for Sydney Theatre Company, she was assistant designer on THREE SISTERS directed by Kip Williams.
Upcoming work includes: set design for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Hayes Theatre Co); design for EDWARD THE EMU (Monkey Baa Theatre); and associate set design for MOULIN ROUGE (Global Creatures), and THE SECRET GARDEN (Opera Australia/John Frost).
Isabel graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Design in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Screen and Sound) from the University of New South Wales. She was awarded the William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship. Isabel is a lecturer for the Design for Performance program at NIDA.