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Alyssa Sutherland earned her BFA in Theatre Scenic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Fall of 2021. She also completed the Art Foundation program at VCUarts. Alyssa has experience in scenic design, painting and carpentry as well as props mastery, design & construction from her work in academic and professional theatre & film productions.


Most recently, she was the Scenic Designer for Crane River Theater's summer outdoor production of High School Musical in Kearney, Nebraska. At the 2022 South Eastern Theatre Conference, she was awarded 1st Place in the Undergraduate Scenic Design Competition for her work on Men on Boats at VCUarts Theatre. 

The overlap in function & form between theatre and film inspire Alyssa and she aims to build a career in both worlds as a designer and director. 

Alyssa resides in Richmond, Virginia, wandering locally and working dangerously close to sushi and flowers on a daily basis. 

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