Derek Van Heel

Derek returns to White Snake Projects after previously designing PermaDeath in 2018. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Derek’s designs have been seen in venues large and small; from Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, The Public Theatre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the kinds of basements, bars, churches, and teeny-tiny rooms where New York theatre is often forged. He is especially drawn to new works, and has contributed to dozens of premiers and workshop productions. Notable collaborations include New York City Opera, Madison Opera, Doug Varone and Dancers, The Montana Repertory Theatre, Finger Lakes Opera, Under The Radar, Syracuse Opera, Red Fern Theatre Company, Palm Beach Opera, Actor’s Studio Drama School, Scandinavian American Theatre, Origin Theatre, and The Civilians. His award-winning designs for Ren Gyo Soh’s Butoh Medea have been seen in Italy, Turkey, Poland, Czechia, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.