Kate Sutton-Johnson is a freelance set designer based in the Twin Cities. She specializes in environmental, exhibit, and stage design for both live events and permanent installations. Some of her ongoing clients include the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN), the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN); the Children’s Theatre Company (MN); Interact Theatre (MN ); 5th Avenue Theatre (WA); Guthrie Theater (MN); Weston Playhouse (VT); Mixed Blood Theatre Company (MN); Stages Theatre Company (MN); and Florida Stage (FL) among others. Additionally, Kate has taught design as a guest instructor at a number of colleges and universities including the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Augsburg College, and Macalester College. She was the recipient of the 2007 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist. Kate grew up in Richmond, Virginia and went on to study set design at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she graduated in 2002.
Photography courtesy of Amy Anderson.