2011-2012 Season Designers


Elizabeth Blair

Production Manager

began working for Borderlands in 2004 as Costume Assistant for A Tucson Pastorela.  She continued as Dresser for Living Out and then Costume Designer for Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom and Coyote y Culebra (touring youth production) and continued as designer of costumes and props for the past two performances of A Tucson Pastoreala.  Elizabeth also designed and built costumes for Zuzi Dance Company and Nany Linz—Zuzi’s Youth Aerial Company.  At Zuzi’s, some of her credits include: “Medicine People” and “Cocooned Light” from Luminescence.  Elizabeth is proud to be part of the Borderlands family and involved with theater that has something to say about our community.

Clint Bryson

Lighting Design

a former student of Borderlands Summer Theatre program, has since graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Theatre Production. Past lighting designs for Borderlands include: Oedipus el Rey, As Bees in Honey Drown, How to Improve your Golf Game, The Latina Dance Project; A Tucson Pastorela; The Wild Guys and the international tour of Fuente Ovejuna.  Clint is the Resident Lighting Designer for the Rogue Theatre and a freelance designer for several other theatre and dance companies.  Clint fills his daytime hours designing and building scenery for Catalina Foothills High School Theatre Department.

Jennah Cornett

Stage Manager

just moved here from Albemarle, North Carolina. She worked with the West Stanly Players in North Carolina for 6 years under the direction of Wes Tucker who taught her everything she needed to know about being a stage manager. She would like to say thanks to Darren Robinson for putting up with her never being home at night due to rehearsals and supporting her through it all and a big thanks to Norma for giving her such a wonderful opportunity to work with her and Borderlands.

Kathy Hurst

Costume Designer

kathy hurst

started her costuming career as wardrobe mistress for the New Jersey Classic Ballet Company. She has been costuming for Tucson High Magnet School for 15 years including such shows as The Crucible and Triangle Factory Fire Project. She designed Doubt for Independent Productions, Man of La Mancha for Studio Connections, Harvester and Marty the Bear for One 17 Productions. Past Borderlands projects include She Was My Brother, Between Poncho Villa and A Naked Woman, Oedipus el Rey, Arizona: No Roosters in the Desert and White Tie Ball. Kathy is pleased to be designing this season’s excellent selection of plays for Borderlands.

Jim Klingenfus

Sound Design

is a sound designer/engineer of over 70 plays, his credits include: No Roosters in the Desert; original music and design for Nickel and Dimed andhe was a 2005 Zonie Award nominee for sound design of Men On The Verge 2.  Jim designed sound and composed for 23 seasons of Tucson Shakespeare Under the Stars. He has been the music director of A Tucson Pastorela since 2007 and played Lucifer in the 2010 production. An alumnus of the Tucson Boys Chorus, Jim has performed in the Arizona Opera Company chorus, music cast of Old Tucson Studios and composes and performs in the Arnold/Klingenfus Ensemble.

Monica Kubli

Scenic and Lighting Designer

graduate of the National University of Mexico School of Architecture, also studied lighting and scenic design. She has been artistic director of documentary films for Conaculta such as the History of Mexican Photography and many films directed by Jaime Hurtado Hermosillo. She has played a major role in the remodeling of the National Museum and El Museo del Chopo, both in Mexico City. She has designed for many stage productions including Amor Entre Las Ruinas by Emilio Carballido and Arizona: No Roosters in the Desert by Kara Hartzler, both at El Circulo Teatral in Mexico City.