Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Designer




Elizabeth Whiting has designed costumes for NZ 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 for the Edinburgh International 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 Award 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, Nell Gwynn and The Cherry Orchard (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 designed La Bohème for NZ Opera.