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Nowak, Christopher (Chris Nowak, Christopher A. Nowak)

NOWAK, Christopher
(Chris Nowak, Christopher A. Nowak)


Full name, Christopher A. Nowak. Education: Texas A&M University, B.A., environmental design; Yale University, M.F.A., theatre design.

Addresses: Agent Sara Alexander, 15 West 26th St., New York, NY 10010.

Career: Production designer and set designer. PAF Playhouse, Huntington Station, NY, set designer, 197677; Arena Stage, Washington, DC, set designer, 197778; McCarter Theatre Company, Princeton, NJ, set designer, 197778; Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, set designer, 198182; Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, set designer, 198485. Production designer for commercials. Also worked on films as an assistant art director, sometimes credited as Chris Nowak.

Member: United Scenic Artists.


Film Work; Production Designer:

Vampire's Kiss, Hemdale, 1988.

Top of the World, Denver Center Productions, 1993.

My Father, the Hero (also known as Daddy Cool and My father, ce heros ), Buena Vista, 1994.

The Basketball Diaries, New Line Cinema, 1995.

(As Chris Nowak) Bullet, New Line Cinema, 1995.

The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997.

The XFiles (also known as Blackwood, Fight the Future, XFiles: Blackwood, The X Files: Fight the Future, XFiles: The Movie, and Aux frontieres du reel ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Film Work; Art Director:

Fort Apache, the Bronx, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1981.

Hanky Panky, Columbia, 1982.

Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986.

9 1/2 Weeks, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1986.

The Squeeze, Tri Star, 1987.

Coming to America (also known as Prince in New York ), Paramount, 1988.

Parenthood, Universal, 1989.

The Dream Team, Universal, 1989.

Green Card, Buena Vista, 1990.

(With others) Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991.

(With others) Sliver (also known as SliverGier der Augen ), Paramount, 1993.

(As Christopher A. Nowak) Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (also known as Ace Ventura Goes to Africa ), Warner Bros., 1995.

Stage Work; Set Designer:

Gemini, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1976, then Circle Repertory Company Theatre, New York City, 1977, later Little Theatre, New York City, 19771981.

Paradise, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1976.

Earth Worms, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1977.

Three (triplebill of "Bicycle Boys,""Playing Dolls," and "Buddy Pals"), Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act (doublebill with Sizwe Bansi Is Dead ), George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 19781979.

On Mount Chimborazo, 6th Floor Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1979.

(With Doug Johnson) Pump Boys and Dinettes, West-side Arts Theatre, New York City, 1981, then Colonnades Theatre, New York City, 19811982, later Fisher Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1982, and Princess Theatre, New York City, 19821983.

Herringbone, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 19821983.

Fables for Friends, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 19831984.

Television Work; Series:

Art director, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 19821983.

Production designer, Prince Street, NBC, 1997.

Production designer, Trinity, NBC, 1998.

Production designer, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Production Designer; Pilots:

The Incredible Ida Early, 1987.

Trinity, NBC, 1998.

(As Chris Nowak) N.Y.P.D. Mounted, 1991.

Television Art Director; Episodic:

Art director for episodes of The Equalizer (as Chris Nowak) and Tales from the Darkside.

Television Work; Other:

Production designer, Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (movie; also known as The Art of Seduction and Women & Men 2 ), HBO, 1991.

Production designer, Mary and Rhoda (movie), ABC, 2000.

Art director for Kennedy: A One Man Show (special), PBS.

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