graphic design by Ronan Jorah

graphic design by Ronan Jorah

photo by Ronan Jorah

photo by Ronan Jorah

photo by Martin Harris

photo by Martin Harris

photo by Joan Marcus

photo by Joan Marcus

photo by T. Charles Erickson

photo by T. Charles Erickson

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE, 2017

"Much Ado About Nothing boasts a look that’s as dynamic as its cast, especially the high-tech lounge-style set design by Jason Lajka and the costumes by Elivia Bovenzi. Not many designers would be bold enough to combine the blindingly bright colors in the characters’ ensembles the way she does (Teal suit, blue shoes, and chunky purple jewelry, anyone?)...it fits the mood of this production very well."

-Jed Ryan, Huffington Post

"Elivia Bovenzi’s costumes are the most colorful clothes I’ve seen in a Shakespeare production... Each character has their own scheme: Beatrice wears bright orange, while Leonato wears green, and Claudio blue. Benedick has a hot pink dress shirt along with blue camo-fatigues. Borachio and Don John’s gilded, bedazzled denim uniforms are likewise striking. The bright colors, lighting, and electronica soundtrack flush the room with energy that propels the laughs."

-Tommy Partl, New York Theater Guide

 

 

The Rape of Lucrece

NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE 2016

"...Elivia Bovenz's costumes (as always) are extraordinary. With the feel of a professional company's work, her vivid Romanesque designs are unique, beautifully hued and complementary and should be considered for whatever awards are in the offing."

 -JK Clarke, Theater Pizzazz

 

 

TITUS ANDRONICUS

NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE 2015

"Elivia Bovenzi's handsome costume design enhances character, too, dressing Tamora in black leather pants and Lavinia in ballerina's tulle. The burlap-look disguises that Tamora and her sons wear, posing as visitations from hell, are inspired and actually witty. Heaven knows these people could use a few laughs"

-Anita Gates, The New York Times

 

AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST

Yale Repertory Theatre, 2013

All the sight gags, songs, and sound cues, expert acting, silly costumes designed by Elivia Bovenzi that have pant leg hems short enough to metaphorically and literally highlight each character’s Achilles heel, and a story wrought with intrigue deliver a rollicking frolic of lively frivolity and high production values.
— Leigh Cremin, Examiner.com
Making everyone look sharp, silly, or fabulously ridiculous is costumer Elivia Bovenzi, also a 3rd year YSD student.
— Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
The costumes by Elivia Bovenzi tell us right away we’re in the country of the mad with couture that no one in his right mind would wear...
— Donald Brown, New Haven Review

CLOUD 9

Yale School of Drama, 2013

Costume designer Elivia Bovenzi gets to have a field day in the first act creating high collared proper Victorian garb for the constrained ladies and traditional uniforms and adventurer garb for the rather pompous men. She also effectively captures the mixed bag of outfits that characterized the somewhat schizophrenic atmosphere of the late ‘70’s, of a society undergoing a re-evaluation of its strictures and structures.
— Andrew Beck, Examiner.com