Louise DiLenge, Teatro ZinZanni’s chief designer, is our secret weapon. Somehow in all her costume designs she makes it easy to be sexy and silly at the same time. Certainly with her all encompassing vision for TZ, she makes everything invite you to have a good time.
For the new lobby of the tent when we move to Mercer Street, Louise has been busy thinking about stars and crowns, spirals and sparkles, secret rendez-vous nooks and mesh curtains set with faceted jewels, loopy Venetian plaster and crystal chandeliers.
She needs to make sure that as soon as you enter the lobby you’re absolutely enchanted, but even more importantly, as soon as you enter the tent, you’re truly transported into the nightclub of your dreams.
Working with San Francisco based scenic painter Letty Samonte, Louise has created two new murals that will grace either side of the tent’s entrance from the lobby.
Here’s a sneak peek at the color renderings.