Donyale Werle Design is a Brooklyn-based set, installation and garden design firm that focuses on sustainable practices. Theater credits include: Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Tony nom), In Transit and Allegiance. Off-Broadway: The Legend of Georgia McBride, Transfers and All the Natalie Portmans (MCC),The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout), Daphne’s Dive (Signature), 6 Encores Off-Center seasons; Working, Promenade, Roadshow, Songs for the New World, Gone Missing, Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, Assassins, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Really Rosie, Godbless You Mr. Rosewater, Runaways, The Wild Party, Little Shop of Horrors, The New Brain, Tick, Tick, Boom!, Faust, Pump Boys & the Dinettes & The Jamboree (2014 to 2019), The Explorer’s Club (MTC), Broke-olgy (Lincoln Center), The Public, Vineyard, New York Theater Workshop & Ars Nova.
Recent Regional Productions include: Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed), A Walk on the Moon (ACT), Trevor (The Writer’s Theatre), Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (5th Ave Theater). Additional regional theater credits include shows at The Geffen, La Jolla, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Papermill Playhouse, Denver Center, and the Two River Theater.
Awards include a Tony, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Hewes Design Award and an Outer Critic’s Circle & Drama Desk nominations. Affiliations include: Co-chair for the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance, and an organizer for USA Local 829, most notably helping create the first Collectively Bargained Agreement between USA Local 829 and the Off-Broadway League. Donyale speaks nationally & internationally on sustainable design practices for theater. She teaches Master Classes in this area and serves as a Keynote Speaker at several Universities in the US. This semester she is teaching graduate students Set 3 in NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and Grad Drafting at Brooklyn College.
Donyale is proud owner of over 250 plants. Our firm is developing interior greenhouses, specialty furniture and lighting for plant display as well as plant design & styling services for interiors, exteriors & special events. Services include design, installation and maintenance packages. Donyale is currently working towards a Certificate of Horticulture from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to be completed in early 2020.
IG: @djwerle and @midwoodgardens