Pablo Santiago made his LAO debut in 2018 with prism.
Originally from Chiapas, México, he designs for theater, opera, dance and gallery work. His work in regional theater includes Macbeth and Mother Road (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Destiny of Desire (Goodman Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage); Valley of the Heart, Zoot Suit (Mark Taper Forum); I Am My Own Wife (Laguna Playhouse); Time Alone, Dementia, A Mexican Trilogy (Los Angeles Theatre Center); Good Grief, Citizen (Kirk Douglas Theatre); and The Cake, Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse).
In opera, he has designed productions of Breaking the Waves (Perelman Theater, Philadelphia; NYU Skirball Center); Pelléas et Mélisande (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra); On the Town, Das Klagende Lied, Boris Godunov, Soundbox with San Francisco Symphony (Davies Hall); Three Penny Opera (Boston Lyric Opera); Place (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Proving Up (Opera Omaha, Miller Theatre, New York), prism (LA Opera, BMP), Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La Voix Humaine (OperaPhila/O18 Festival).
He has won the Richard Sherwood Award (2017) and Stage Raw Award (2015), and has received nominations for the Ovation Award (2019, 2018, 2014), Stage Raw (2018) and LA Weekly Award (2014).