Artist Profiles

Loy Arcenas

Loy Arcenas designed sets for the Steppenwolf productions of Topdog/Underdog, Beauty Queen of Leenane and Nomathemba. He designed the Goodman productions of Good Person of Setzuan, Cry The Beloved Country and The Night of the Iguana. He designed the premieres of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Prelude to a Kiss, Once On This Island, Spunk, Dessa Rose, Blue Window, Corpus Christi, A Man of No Importance, and the off-Broadway and national tours of The Vagina Monologues. Chicago directing credits: Jorge Ignacio Cortinas’ Blind Mouth Singing for Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens’ The Romance of Magno Rubio. Other directing credits include Warren Leight’s No Foreigners Beyond This Point, Lonnie Carter’s The Romance of Magno Rubio (Obie), Han Ong’s Middle Finger, Swoony Planet and Watcher, and Philip Gotanda’s Floating Weeds. For his design work, he has received Drama Desk nominations, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, Jeff Award, Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, and the Obie for sustained excellence of set design. He is from the Philippines.