Collette began working with TimeLine as a scenic designer in 2007. TESLA’S LETTERS was her first collaboration with (TimeLine Associate Artistic Director) Nick Bowling, and they were inspired to make the lobby part of the overall experience:

TimeLine’s lobby takes on all different forms providing a unique extension of the show being featured. I have always been and will always be interested in being part of the lobby conversation and its impact on how the show is then perceived.

She has designed TimeLine’s productions of A SHAYNA MAIDEL, INANA, DANNY CASALARO, THE HOW AND THE WHY, BLOOD AND GIFTS, and THE FRONT PAGE, for which she received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Scenic Design. Joining TimeLine as an Associate Artist in 2015, her involvement in the company is motivated by the people.

I am there for the love of the work and the people I get to make it with.

Collette resides in Chicago, designing scenery locally, regionally and internationally. Other Chicago credits include HIR, THE FUNDAMENTALS, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, HEAD OF PASSES, 1984 and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Steppenwolf), CHICAGO VOICES (Lyric Opera), and THADDEUS AND SLOCCUM and IN THE GARDEN (Lookingglass). Collette is a company member at The House Theatre Company of Chicago, where she has designed more than 20 productions, including DEATH AND HARRY HOUDINI, THE NUTCRACKER, THE HAMMER TRINITY, ROSE & THE RIME and THE SPARROWall remounted at The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Regional credits include SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO, and GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Cleveland Playhouse and Syracuse Stage), HAMLET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), THE OLDEST BOY (Marin Theatre Company), and GELLER GIRLS, GOOD PEOPLE and THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS (Alliance Theatre). Collette is the recipient of several Jeff Awards and has joined the faculty at UIC as an Associate Professor of Design at the School of Theatre and Music. Endless thanks to her family for their constant support. Her work can be viewed at

Member of United Scenic Artists

Space for re-invention

One of the things TimeLine audiences often comment on is their appreciation for how our theater is continually re-invented. Our flexible seating system allows us to reconfigure where the playing area is and re-imagine the …

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