Alivia Cross is glad to be making her MacHaydn scenic design debut in the ‘23 season. Alivia is currently a Theatre Design MFA candidate at Pennsylvania State University. Her research focus is the intersection between Theatre arts, education, and safety. She recently presented her work as part of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Prior to graduate training, she worked as a scenic artist at various theatres, including, The Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL, Naples Players in Naples, FL, and Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor, ME. Alivia recently returned from Prague, Czech Republic where she was researching sustainability practices within theatre arts at the Prague Quadrennial. Alivia received her bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre and Psychology from Wheaton College, MA in 2019.