Kate Noll is a New York based scenic designer. Her passion is opera and she has recently been fortunate in designing opera sets for Loft Opera, Heartbeat Opera, Juilliard Conservatory, Yale Opera, Bard Conservatory, Yale Baroque Opera Project, and the New York Philharmonic. In addition to opera she designs for theater and has been the scenic designer for productions at Yale Repertory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Barrington Stage Company, Marin Theater Company, Theater Squared, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, August Strindberg Rep, The Amoralists, Ars Nova, New School for Drama, Yale Cabaret, Yale School of Drama, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Ricochet Collective. She was a finalist for the Opera America Director/Designer Showcase for her design of Lizzie Borden, and has been nominated for a Connecticut Critics Circle Choice Award (Accidental Death of an Anarchist), an Innovative Theater Award (Gordy Crashes), and a Henry Hewes Design Award (Orange Julius). She has had the pleasure of collaborating with inimitable directors such as Dustin Wills, Louisa Proske, Christopher Bayes, Doug Fitch, Sherri Eden Barber, David Paul, Nicole Delaney, Andreas Hager, Chongren Fan, Alison Moritz, Giselle Ty, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Dorothy Danner, and Margot Bordelon.
Kate grew up in Berkeley, California. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA in Painting and Illustration. While at RISD, she attended the European Honors Program in Rome. After college, she lived in Amsterdam for two years as a studio artist. Since then, she has been working in New York for over 10 years where, in addition to designing for theater and opera, she does production design for tv and film and prop styling for commercial and editorial print campaigns. Kate has an MFA in Scenic Design from the Yale School of Drama.