Owen Phillips is a Melbourne-based set and costume designer who graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Design) in 2011.
Owen prides himself on developing his designs via rigorous research and detailed dramaturgical analysis. His work is always driven by the text and its unique requirements, be they small or large, broad or detailed.
Career highlights include I’ll Eat You Last for Melbourne Theatre Company, Sisters Grimm’s The Sovereign Wife for MTC Neon, the Helpmann Award-winning Sweet Charity for Hayes Theatre Co. and the subsequent national tour, Psycho Beach Party for Little Ones Theatre, The Myth Project: Twin (MTC Neon/Arthur), Wael Zuiater: Unknown (Theatre Works/Next Wave), Gaybies for Darlinghurst Theatre Company and La Cage Aux Folles (The Production Company).
Owen’s designs have been nominated for multiple Green Room Awards and a Sydney Theatre Award.
Current and upcoming projects include set and costume design for The Dust and Us by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton (HUMAN ANIMAL EXCHANGE), costume design for Jerry’s Girls (The Production Company) and a remount of Master Class, starring Maria Mercedes, for the Hayes Theatre, GPAC and 45downstairs.
Owen is also a recipient of the Australian Council’s Artstart grant for 2015, which will allow him to travel to Europe in June to attend the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.