About Whitney Lehn Meltz

Whitney is a scenic designer and artist of oddities from Decatur, Illinois. They received their B.F.A in Theatre Design & Technology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2019, and they are currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

While scenic design is their main focus, Whitney also loves the unique challenges and hands-on nature of properties and crafts work. Telling a story with a single object can be difficult, and often leads to insights that help them to improve their design work on a larger scale. ​

Whitney enjoys the constant pursuit of new skills and techniques, and they find theatre refreshing for its constant novelty and ephemeral nature. 

Whitney also loves to collect quotes, and a favorite of theirs helps to define their passion for theatre:

"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in

someone's soul." -Erin Morgenstern

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