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Our Designers

(Sound Designer, Webmaster)
Merek received his Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen, Pulitzer Prize Winner in Music and MacArthur Fellow. Merek finished the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York in 1993, then completed graduate study in film scoring at New York University. He has since written music for four short films as well as for video, CD's and Internet websites. Merek designs sound and/or composes music for most NJ Rep productions, notably including the concert/play Octet (produced NJ Rep Mainstage in 2000 and Williamsport, PA's Community Theatre League in 2004), the dramatic musical Immortal Interlude (NJ Rep Mainstage 2001), and the multimedia play Find Me A Voice (NJ Rep Mainstage 1999). In addition, he has designed sound for over 100 New York area theatrical productions. As owner of MusicNYC, his music/computer consulting business, Merek assists creative people and arts institutions with their musical and general computing needs. Merek is a member of BMI, and may be contacted through his website at
PATRICIA E. DOHERTY (Costume Designer)
Continuing her passion for new plays, her work for NJ Rep includes Dead Ringer, Evie's Waltz, The Housewives of Mannheim, Apostasy, The Women of Lockerbie, Klonsky and Schwartz, The Dead Boy, Panama, The Color of Flesh, The Adjustment, Old Clown Wanted, The Good Daughter, Whores, Place Setting, October 1962, Bookends, And Her Hair Went With Her, Engaging Shaw, Cupid & Psyche, Yankee Tavern, Character Assassins, Puma, and Bakersfield Mist.
JILL NAGLE (Lighting Designer)
Jill has been the Resident Lighting Designer at NJ Repertory for over 6 years. Some of the World Premieres at NJ Rep include Broomstick, Happy, Jericho, Puma, Night Train, Bakersfield Mist, Sick, Dead Ringer, Klonsky & Schwartz, Tangled Skirt and at Luna Stage The Whipping Man, and The Fastest Women Alive. NYC Designs include: Poetic License, Housewives of Mannheim, The Man in Room 306, The Dishwashers, Jericho (59E59), Love Therapy (Daryl Roth), The Bully Pulpit (Samuel Beckett), Do Not Go Gentle (Harold Clurman), Count Down (Bank Street), In the Parlance (The Pulse Theatre), Carrera (La Mama E.T.C.), South Beach Rapture (Dixon Place), The Short Fall (4th Street Theatre). Other venues include: John Engeman Theatre, The Chester Theatre, Luna Stage, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, 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.