Lena Sands

Costume Designer

Lena Sands is an award-winning costume designer for live performance, installation and film. Using a variety of materials and methods to create bold and distinctive visuals, Lena collaborates with ensembles and communities to investigate bodies, histories, and the divine. Lena’s notable costume designs include SITI company’s Bacchae (BAM, Guthrie, Getty Villa); Pat Benetar’s Invincible: The Musical (The Wallis); and Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines’s Everything Rises (Royce Hall, BAM). Next up CMPG’s Mariology (Mixed Blood Theater). Her work in devised theater with Los Angeles companies Four Larks and Critical Mass Performance Group (including her process and renderings), is highlighted in Routledge’s book Creating Costumes for Devised Theatre by Kyla Kazuschyk (2023). Her work was also displayed at the State Historical Museum in Moscow as part of the exhibition, “Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation.” Lena was a 2021 CTG Sherwood Award finalist. MFA CalArts. (Costume D www.lenasands.comesigner)