Designing the inaugural production at the ASB Waterfront Theatre has significant importance for Tracy Grant Lord: it represents a coming of age for the New Zealand industry. It marks the creation of a place of work for her and her colleagues that has been missing in Auckland for over 25 years. There was nothing that could wipe the smile of excitement off her face as she guided the design process of this wonderful musical from conception through to reality. Some may know Tracy’s work from as far back as the Mercury Theatre where she served her apprenticeship. Since then, she has navigated a successful career with all the major performing arts companies in Australasia. Her catalogue of work is extensive and has received both Olivier and Helpmann nominations. It has been performed at the Sydney Opera House and Covent Garden and travelled throughout Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom and shortly the USA. Looking ahead, after many years of travelling to work out of New Zealand, Tracy hopes to be able to stay at home and help grow the production house required for such a wonderful new place of work.