There’s a story I always like to tell when I think about the talent and creativity of Emerenne Saefkow. It was half a decade ago and our high school theatre program was doing the musical Chicago. The set required a red brick arch and teenage Emerenne painted that arch, brick by brick. The painstaking detail they put into every brick still astounds me to this day. It’s such a small blip in the grand scheme, but to this day it still fills me with wonder.
Since then, they’ve taken on creative projects, both personal and professional, for their entire life. Paintings, theatre design, props, scenic paint, doodles, the list goes on. For Emerenne, creating lives so close to being that they may as well be one and the same.
Eventually, Emerenne would go to Studio 58, because if something so vital to their living, could also make them a living… Well, that seems high on the list of “good reasons to choose a career.” They used this schooling as a chance to hone their craft and refine their creative process. Upon leaving they’ve brought that spark, their creativity and their talent into the professional theatre scene and continue to make impactful, memorable work filled with wonder. Day by day, brick by brick.”
-Written by Ethan DeHoog, Actor
Which ’hood are you in?
You will mostly see me in my forest green hood(ie), however, when I’m working on a messy prop, or painting something, I have a wonderful sky-blue hood(ie) that’s covered in paint and glue.
What do you do?
I am a theatre and visual artist who mostly works as a set/props designer and scenic painter. I am also a carpenter’s helper and scenic painter at the Great Northern Way Scene Shop. I absolutely love building and creating objects and spaces that Inspire others and provide a sense of whimsy in their lives.
What are you currently working on?
Recently, I finished up a set/props/paint design for Green Thumb Theatre’s The Mixolydian and I’m currently working on a set/props/paint design for Studio 58’s upcoming production of The Tempest.
Where can we find your work?
You can find images of my work on my website.