Pond: Live in Concert

Senior Thesis / Capstone Final Project
Production Design for a concert by Noelani Montas

Pond is an Australian psych-rock band currently made of members:
Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Shiny Joe Ryan, Jaime Terry, & James Ireland

“30000 Megatons” & “Paint Me Silver” are from their 2017 album
The Weather

Final Videos

Drafting Package

Process Work

Research Images


Book by Roger O’Hirson
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Zi Alikhan
Choreography by Mayte Natalio

Brigitte Rottman - Music Director
Noelani Montas & Jason Simms - Co-Set Design
Natalie Robin - Lighting Design
Christine DiJoseph - Costume Design
Allie Britt - Co-Sound Design/A1
Larry Fowler - Co-Sound Design
Nick Hussong - Projection/Media Design
Kelly Mclaughlan - Props Head
production photos by Noelani Montas

Production Photos

Process Work

Research Images

Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Becca Claire

Bryant Gipull Garcia - Stage Manager
Noelani Montas - Production Designer
Anthony Martinez-Briggs - Sound Designer
Jazmin Brown - Video Editor

“A poetic view at the cyclical nature of war and the experiences of those involved. The musicality of the language eases the reality of the content to make it seamlessly unfolded with only four characters, millions of stories, and 39 pages. A filmed endeavor with the fifth character being design, this piece in the Spring of 2021, directed by Becca Claire, ambitiously hopes to change the perspective of war’s generational toll and bring humanity to those painted inhumane within societal standards.”

poster image by Noelani Montas

Actor Footage

Process Photos

Research Images


POP! The Musical Exhibition

Directed by James Bruenger-Arreguin

Book and Lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman
Music by Anna K. Jacobs

Noelani Montas - Production Designer (scenic, lighting, website)
Maura McLaughlin - Production Designer (costumes & make-up)
Danielle Shugart - Production Designer (costumes & make-up)
Sharon Culbreth-Pedulla - Production Designer (props)

Select Final Videos

Original & Edited Footage

Process Photos

Website Graphics

additional graphics by Sarah Court, Christine DiJoseph, and Jon Balbi


Awake and Sing!

by Clifford Odets

Lighting Design by Noelani Montas
Class: Advanced Lighting Design, Spring 2020

From Quintessence Theatre Group’s 2019 production.
Max Shulman - Director
Meghan Jones - Set Design
Summer Lee Jack - Costume Design
inspiration & research board

Final Light Plot

Process Work