Wednesday, October 07, 2015
LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST -- The incredible set design in Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” rivals that of professional theater companies. That’s no surprise given set designer Holly Haas’ career in the business. At 22, Haas passed the rigorous union exam and was taken into the United Scenic Artists. That same year, she designed the national tours of “Porgy and Bess” and “Luv.” She designed off-Broadway, assisted renowned designer Ming Cho Lee for more than three years, designed more than 150 shows for local and regional theatres and was the lead scenic artist for the San Francisco Opera for five years. In 1997, she returned to Los Angeles to paint more than 250 murals for the interactive play space for children based on the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” in San Francisco. Haas has a Master’s degree in Art from San Francisco State and a Master’s in creative expressive therapy from Southwestern College in Santa Fe.