Marsha Ginsberg

Assistant professor (part time)
Resident set and costume designer


Marsha Ginsberg was a part-time Assistant Professor and the Resident Set and Costume Designer for the Swarthmore College Department of Theater from 2006-2009. At Swarthmore, she designed sets and costume for Charles Mee's Big Love in 2006 and in 2007, Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening, translated by Jonathan Franzen '81. She previously taught at the Parson's School of Design, UCLA, Wesleyan University, and Dartmouth College.

Ms. Ginsberg designed sets and costume for theater and opera widely around the United States and abroad, including productions as Long Beach Opera, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, San Francisco Opera, the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), the Vineyard Theatre (New York City), Eureka Theatre (San Francisco), San Diego Repertory Theatre, Nationaltheater Manheim (Germany), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), and Opera Basel (Switzerland).

Prof. Ginsberg's designs for the stage were included in the latest Design Triennial Exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City and the Instutute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, entitled Design Life Now. As a photographer, she is represented by Galerie Magnus Muller in Berlin, where she had an exhibit of her work in 2007.

She is a graduate of the School of Art at Cooper Union (New York City) and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.