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Our Designers

(Sound Designer, Webmaster)
Merek has written music for theatre, film, video and computer multimedia. He serves as composer and resident sound designer at NJ Rep, where he wrote the scores for the musical productions Immortal Interlude (produced NJ Rep 2001), Octet (NJ Rep 2000; Community Theatre League 2004) and Find Me A Voice (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati 1997; NJ Rep 1999). Merek has designed sound for nearly all NJ Rep productions, as well as over 100 New York area productions, over the past twenty years. As owner of MusicNYC, his freelance consulting business, he assists creative individuals and arts institutions with their musical, website and general computing needs. In this capacity he serves as NJ Rep's webmaster and IT consultant. Merek is a member of BMI, and may be contacted through his website at
PATRICIA E. DOHERTY (Costume Designer)
As NJ Rep's resident costume designer, Patricia's work includes: The Housewives of Mannheim, Place Setting, Engaging Shaw, Puma, Noir, Broomstick, Swimming at the Ritz, Dinner with the Boys (with Dan Lauria), Closure (with Wendy Malick, Gary Cole), Nobody's Girl, and Butler to name just a few. New York: Southern Comfort – The Musical (Public Theater: 2016 Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Award Nominations (with Annette O'Toole, Jeff McCarthy), Dinner with the Boys (The Acorn) Academia Nuts (2014 NYMF Best New Musical); The Devil's Music (St. Luke's); The Goldman Project (Abingdon Theatre); Butler, Freed, Fall to Earth, Poetic License, The Housewives of Mannheim (59E59th St Theatres); Love Therapy (DR2). Selected Regional: Alley Theatre (past resident designer), Barrington Stage, Cleveland Play House, Merrimack Rep, Florida Rep, Penguin Rep, Engeman Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Member United Scenic Artists Local 829.
JILL NAGLE (Lighting Designer)
Jill is the Resident Lighting Designer at NJ Rep. Partial NJ Rep include: Dinner with the Boys, Closure, Butler, Broomstick, Happy, Puma, Night Train, and Noir. Partial NYC designs include: Butler, A Stool at the End of the Bar, Jericho, Poetic License, Housewives of Mannheim, The Man in Room 306, The Dishwashers (59E59), Love Therapy (Daryl Roth), Dinner with the Boys (The Acorn) The Bully Pulpit (Samuel Beckett), Do Not Go Gentle (Harold Clurman), Count Down (Bank Street), In the Parlance (The Pulse), Carrera (La Mama E.T.C.), South Beach Rapture (Dixon Place). Other venues: John Engeman Theatre, Chester Theatre, Luna Stage, Playwrights of New Jersey, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University.
JESSICA PARKS (Scenic Designer & Prop Master)
Jessica has been the resident scenic designer for NJ Repertory since 2010 and resident prop master since 2003. Previous design credits include: The Housewives of Mannheim at 59E59 St. Theaters NYC. Poetic License for The Director's Company at 59E59 St. Theaters. Esther's Moustache, Annapurna, Release Point, American Stare, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, Bakersfield Mist, Jericho, Donna Orbits the Moon, Night Train, Puma, The Tangled Skirt, The Rant, Dead Ringer, and Yankee Tavern at NJ Repertory Company. Other credits include: Claire Went To France for Strange Dog Theater Company at Hamilton Stage, 37 Stones for Working Man's Clothes, The Normals at Luna Stage and Bust, a short film by Dana B. Benningfield, directed by Duncan M. Rogers.
MARISA PROCOPIO (Properties) is a lifelong Shore resident and properties veteran, and is excited to contribute to her third production at NJ Rep. Regional: Mack and Mabel, Sugar Babies, Seesaw, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street, Chicago. Semi-professional: To Kill a Mockingbird, Twelfth Night, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Little Women, The Imaginary Invalid. Other credits: 1776 (Perry Award nominee), Frost/Nixon, Lost in Yonkers, Rent, The Music Man, The Drowsy Chaperone, My Fair Lady, Shrek, Spamalot, The Producers.