nina marie attinello

Space changes people. 

And I'm here to build the space. 


As a designer and visual dramaturg my work is driven by an intense passion for experimentation, radical play, and meticulous critical analysis. I believe in collaboration that is kind, joyful, daring, ethical, and intellectually rigorous.  

Since graduating from NYU Tisch ('19) with a double major in Drama and English I have worked as an Electrics Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL for their 2019-2020 season and then as an Electrics Apprentice at The Juilliard School for their 2020-2021 season. I am now working as a freelance designer and writer for film and theatre. 


Through my designs I am constantly questioning conventions of both aesthetics and form to find a visual vocabulary that is intentional and specific to each new work and the communities it engages.


I love worlds rich in wonder and mystery that are active collaborators with the text and the performers and I am extremely inspired by horror, literature, and architecture.