Brittany Merenda is a freelance projection designer based in Traverse City, Michigan. She received her Masters of Arts in Digital Arts and Sciences from the University of Florida specializing in projection mapping on non-traditional surfaces and received a Barbizon Award for her projection design at the KCACTF for her work in dark play, or stories for boys. She has also presented her work at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in “Digital Media: A New Collaboration in Theatre” and “Projection Design: Video Mapping onto Non-Traditional Surfaces,” and has taught several Masters Classes in Digital Media Design and Interactive Theatrical Control Technologies. Brittany now works as the resident projection designer for Parallel 45 Theatre Company in Traverse, which produces a broad repertoire consisting of innovative new works, reinvented classics, and imaginative adaptations. Recently, Brittany has designed Parallel 45’s productions of Medea, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cyrano, The Oz Project, Romeo & Juliet and The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan. Other recent works include And Then They Came For Me with Louisville’s StageOne Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire for the Cleveland Opera Theatre, Tosca with Opera Grand Rapids, Oklahoma! at the Wick Theatre, A Wrinkle in Time and The Grocer’s Goblin and The Little Mermaid for the Rose Theatre. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be Brittany’s debut with the Lakes Area Music Festival. Upcoming productions include: P45’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Broken Code with Cleveland Theatre Ninjas, Mary Poppins with Old Town Playhouse, Disney’s The Little Mermaid with The Rose Theatre, and Mass in Time of War with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.