Valérie T. Bart
Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Theater and Performance
Biography:Valérie Thérèse Bart is a costume and scenic designer for the theater and opera, with occasional film, and television experience. Her work reflects her belief that design is an integral aspect of storytelling, with designers approaching a script as a director or actor would, asking the questions who/what/why/when/how. Born in France to Vietnamese refugee parents, the New York–based Bart has served as costume designer for numerous productions, including the world premieres of You Lost Me at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Wives at Playwrights Horizons; Something Clean at the Roundabout Theatre; Vietgone, at Houston’s Alley Theater; Annie Get Your Gun at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor; Much Ado about Nothing at the 2019 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Into the Woods, at The Juilliard School; and Rigoletto, at the Minnesota Opera. She was scenic designer for productions at, among other venues, Wolf Trap Opera, Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and Yale Repertory Theater. She has had film/TV experience as a costume designer, stylist, and assistant/shopper for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
BA, University of California Los Angeles; MFA, Yale School of Drama. At Bard since 2023.