Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Design

Elizabeth Whiting has designed costumes for New Zealand Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Silo Theatre, The Court Theatre, Red Leap Theatre, Okareka Dance Company, Black Grace, Douglas Wright Dance Company, Michael Parmenter, Atamira Dance Company, Shona McCullagh, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Pop-up Theatre London the Edinburgh Festival and the World of WearableArt core show in Wellington for six years. In 2010, she won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Costume Design for The Arrival (Red Leap Theatre). She represented New Zealand at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2003 with her costumes for Falstaff and again, in 2007, with a team of designers who created the exhibition Blow. Her designs for The Marriage of Figaro have just been presented in Seattle, and her costume designs for Tosca in Perth had a great reception. Recently, Elizabeth has designed Uncle Vanya (The Court Theatre), Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn (Red Leap Theatre), Kiss the Sky (The New Zealand Dance Company), Blonde Poison and Nell Gwynn (Auckland Theatre Company). Her costume designs were seen in the successfully remounted productions of Hudson & Halls Live! and The Mooncake and the Kumara in 2017. This year, she is designing for La Bohème for New Zealand Opera.