Zoë Gopnik-McManus

Scenic Artist

Zoë started her theatrical career at a young age, performing and creating for family plays. Her first design work was helping her mother to make props and costumes for her family performance in the Commedia Dell'arte show at the Renaissance Faire. She continued her theater studies at Concordia University’s design and production program in Montreal, where she did her first scenic painting. Creating the sets for her shows in university inspired her to go to grad school at California Institute of the Arts, where she specialized in scenic art. She then worked as a scenic artist in television, film, and theater in Los Angeles before settling in the Bay Area. She has worked on hundreds of productions at theaters all around the Bay, and has learned how to bike with several roller poles and buckets and not crash (well... not often).