Emiliano Ponzi, illustration for The New Yorker

Emiliano Ponzi, illustration for The New Yorker

  • DADDY, by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Danya Taymor. DADDY stars Ronald Peet and Alan Cumming. A co-production with The Vineyard Theatre and The New Group, staged on the Linney Theatre at Signature Theatre Center, pool side.

    • “… whenever the ensemble members are in the pool, which has been lighted like a movie star by Isabella Byrd.” - NYTimes

    • “Matt Saunders’ pulsating blue pool dominates the set … Adding to this visual effect is Isabella Byrd’s exquisite lighting that reflects not only the mood, but the inner feelings of the play.” TmSqChronicle

    • “Some breathtaking design work has gone into the sleek production of Jeremy O. Harris’ ‘Daddy,’ … Lighting designer Isabella Byrd has washed the entire scene in luscious shades of sun-washed blue.” Variety


  • OLAY! A Road to Glow, the Musical, a live musical event for OLAY Skin Care.

  • ClubbedThumb remounts PLANO, by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds at the Connelly Theater in April!

  • Manhattan Theatre Club present's Bess Wohl's CONTINUITY, directed by Rachel Chavkin, on Stage II.

  • PigPen Theatre Co. winds up to present TALE OF DESPEREAUX at The Old Globe, directed by PigPen and Marc Bruni.

  • TELL ME I’M NOT CRAZY takes the Nikos stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. Written by Sharyn Rothstein and Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, it will feature Mark Feuerstein, Jane Kaczmarek, and Nadine Malouf.


  • A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) in San Francisco, produces SEASCAPE by Edward Albee, directed by Pam MacKinnon, with Set and Costume by David Zinn.

    • “The brilliant set design by David Zinn …. is enhanced by Isabella Byrds’s skill in capturing that rare light of the Atlantic sea coast.” - 48Hills


2018 highlights

  • Prospect Theater debuts a new musical, THE HELLO GIRLS, at 59E59, directed by Cara Reichel.

  • Marymount Manhattan College presented the Fall Dance Rep, New works by Earl Mosley, Gabrielle Lamb, Pedro Ruiz, Nancy Lushington, Katie Langan, and Catherine Cabeen.

  • THE THANKSGIVING PLAY | Playwrights Horizons
    By Larissa FastHorse, and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

  • ORLANDO | Fordham University
    By Sarah Ruhl, directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe.

  • SUCH THINGS AS VAMPIRES | People's Light presents the devised punk-folk rock Dracula inoculation , directed by Stuart Carden.

  • THE SLOW ROOM | Annie Dorsen
    An experimental performance at Performance Space New York.

  • MEMBER OF THE WEDDING | Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, starring Roslyn Ruff and Tavi Gevinson.

  • ARTNEY JACKSON | Williamstown Theatre Festival
    by James Anthony Tyler, on the Nikos Stage, directed by Laura Savia.

  • MADONNA col BAMBINO } Ars Nova ANTFest, and remounted at the IceFactory'18 at The New Ohio.
    Written by Sarah Einspanier and Directed by Caitlin Sullivan.

  • PLANO | ClubbedThumb by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds at The Wild Project.

  • LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL | Portland Center Stage, directed by Bill Fennelly, with rave reviews. (link.)

  • THE LIGHTING SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE | New York Theatre Workshop, by Caryl Churchill, directed by Rachel Chavkin

  • 42ND HUMANA FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS, Bingham Stage | Actors Theatre of Louisville, 3 plays in rep and in the round:

  • March 2018 concluded a collaboration with director, Noah Baumbach, production designer Jade Healy, and DP Robbie Ryan on Noah's new untitled film.