Scenic design / construction

The Nativity. Congo Square Theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin. …

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“Bulrusher” by Isa Davis. Congo square theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

2013 Equity Wing Jeff Award nomination  for best midsize set design, 

2013 Black Excellence Award winner for Outstanding technical support (set)

and 2013 BTA Award winner for Best Set Design.

…Andrei Onegin’s set and Liviu Pasare’s projections are beautifully atmospheric and demonstrate that all that was needed to make the Beacon Street space come alive all these years was the work of innovative designers…

Hedy Weiss. Chicago Sun-Times

The colored museum. Congo Square Theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

The fall of heaven. Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

"…Designer Andrei Onegin’s minimalist but effective multilevel set (neatly lit by Richard Norwood, and with evocative projections by Liviu Pasare), puts the focus on the play’s outstanding actors and lets Mosley’s bristling language dominate. … "

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times.

The Cherry Orchard.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

… "…Andrei Onegin’s lovely vine-covered set suggests a life overgrown by a callous world but the ensemble fails to capture the bittersweet nostalgia and frustrating lack of action the characters are mired in. While Michael Menendian’s direction insists on livable pacing, it doesn’t seem to scratch the piece’s emotional surface. …

Lisa Buscani, newcitystage.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

"…Andrei Onegin’s set is effectively simple and suggestive of the barracks and officer’s offices. Its sparseness is entirely appropriate for the flashback scenes in which Davenport’s interviewees recount their versions of the events leading up to Waters’ death…"

John Olson. Chicago Theater Beat.

… "… The physical production is excellent, starting with Andrei Onegin’s set, an arrangement of ramps and platforms that fluidly allows the action to shift among numerous locations in and around the army base…"

           Dan Zeff.

“Bulrusher” by Isa Davis. Congo square theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

2013 Equity Wing Jeff Award nomination for best midsize set design,

2013 Black Excellence Award winner for Outstanding technical support (set)

and 2013 BTA Award winner for Best Set Design.

Hedda Gabler. Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

"…Set designer Andrei Onegin’s work isn’t merely clever, it’s provocative and creative. In her new home, the newlywed Hedda is trapped in a gift box and wrapped up like a fragile present, tied down by red ribbons (there’s a huge red bow in her dressing room) and other beautiful trappings. She’s in a gilded cage…" Catey Sullivan. Examiner. …

"…Raven Theatre’s production values are first class. From Andrei Onegin’s Victorian opulent set complete with a box room to JoAnn Montemurro’s period perfect costumes, Hedda Gabler is paramount theatrical entertainment…

                                                                                    Tom Williams. Chicago Critics.

The baloon man. Redmoon Theater.

Set design & set construction by

Andrei Onegin.

Brothers of the dust. Congo Square.

Set design by Andrei Onegin.

BTAA Award nomination for best set design.

… "…Andrei Onegin’s versatile inside-outside set subtly highlights the play’s less explicit examination of public versus private lives …"

Neal Ryan Shaw. NewCity Chicago.

Tigers be still. Theater Wit.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

The playboy of the western world. Set Design – Andrei Onegin,

set construction – Seagullworks scene shop.

… 2014 non-equity Jeff Award WINNER!!!

… "…Andrei Onegin’s magnificent set, with its irregular stone walls and wood beams, instantly takes us to the time and place…"

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times.

… …All the action takes place in a pub (a terrific set design by Andrei Onegin). The locale is a desolate part of County Mayo in primitive western Ireland.

                                                                    Dan Zeff.

Flood. Alchimia Theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

Rosmersholm. Alchimia Theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

April, 2014. “Lift” by Walter Mosley.

Set Design by Andrei Onegin.

Crossroads Theatre Company,

Theater 59E59, New York, NY. …

"…The ingenious set by Andrei Onegin is itself a character. It has all the look of an elevator interior, with buttons and a sliding door. Getting out requires some gymnastics. The top of the elevator is the upper part of the set. Realistic and frightening sound effects by Toussaint Hunt and lighting by Rocco DiSanti create the illusion that we are all in a building under attack…"

New York Times. …

"…Andrei Onegin’s elevator lurches and crumples scarily before it settles into being a tight, unique stage for Theodore and Tina to reveal their lives. Anne E. Grosz has a perfect eye for how to attire the characters, Tina’s dress being particularly right and attractive. Toussaint Hunt’s sound design creates isolated moments of ominousness. Rocco Di Santi’s lighting is appropriately stark…"

Princess Club. Redmoon Theater.

Set Design & Construction – Andrei Onegin

…Princess Club rests too heavily on the impressive set design and not enough on the merits of the story itself for it to be called a success. There is no need to ruin perfectly good fairytales in order to understand the difference between Cinderella and Lindsay Lohan.

Loyola Phoenix.

…Over the last year or two, the visuals at Redmoon have only grown in sophistication – and Andrei Onegin’s design for this show is exceptionally cool. The visual motif here is an abandoned warehouse – where princesses escape their packing cases and play out their own stories with each other, often with highly imaginative, puppet-driven versions of the classic fairy tales.

                                            Chris Jones. Chicago Tribune.

… …The later comes courtesy of set designer Andrei Onegin; designer Frank Maugeri who’s responsible for the puppets and miniatures used in the lovely and whimsical “Sleeping Beauty” shadow play as well as Rapunzel’s wicked witch and Joel Klaff whose lingerie-inspired costumes (call it shabby boudoir chic) distort the actresses' bodies in grotesquely humorous ways. But it’s Onegin’s inspired sets – the rundown warehouse where the action unfolds; the packing crate turned tower prison; the marvelous miniature palace and the fanciful pumpkin coach – that dominate.

                                                                                                                                                                           By Barbara Vitello. 

Daily Herald Staff

King Hedley II, Congo Square Theatre Company,

Set Design – Andrei Onegin,

Set Construction – Seagull Works Scene Shop.

2014 Equity Wing Jeff Award nomination for best midsize set design,

2014 Black Excellence Award WINNER for Outstanding technical support (set)

and 2014 BTA Award WINNER for Best Set Design.

… …For the limited space of the theater’s stage, Andrei Onegin’s set is cleverly designed to productively contribute to the play using every inch available. It is almost a character in its own right. The blue-green color of Hedley’s house imitates the seeds that he plants and hopes to grow; the broken chain-link fence can no longer keep troubles of the outside world out of the characters’ lives; and the elevated height of Stool Pigeon’s front door allows him to see the world from a different perspective. – Mary Kroek, New Stage.

The death of a salesman.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop.

2012 JEFF Award for Best Production.

… "…As the production opens, a haunting video montage chronicling the lonely, repetitive life of the traveling salesman is played, using the garage door that doubles as the entrance to the Loman home as a screen. This inventive use of grainy footage to set the tone before a word is spoken is credited to Scenic Design & Technical Director Andrei Onegin. The set itself is a work of art. It spins, it tilts, it lends itself to repeated conversions into realistic interpretations of the Loman kitchen, an Italian restaurant, or any number of the nameless motels that Willy calls home each week. In companion with steady Direction from Michael Menendian, the players use every inch of available space, both on and off the stage, to weave a web of tragic inevitability that Willy himself set in motion 17 years ago…"

Rebecca Sarwate , Edge.

… Attention should also be paid to Andrei Onegin’s scenic design. I’m not sure how other productions of Salesman have introduced Willy to the audience, but having him mutter and shuffle onstage and then literally pull open his home to have the exterior spin around to expose the inside of the Loman household is quite effective. (Onegin did something similar for Raven’s Hedda Gabler earlier this year — a giant steamer trunk opened to reveal Hedda’s boudoir. If used in one more show, the novelty might wear off.)

Chicago Theater addict.

Radio Golf. Raven Theater.

Set design by Andrei Onegin,

set construction by Seagull Works Scene Shop. …

Around The Town Chicago- Highly Recommended

"…Raven Theatre has truly made great use of its stage area over the last few seasons and Andrei Onegin’s office set once again proves that even the lesser endowed troupes in Chicago come up with great tech people and support…

Alan Bresloff

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