Sean Riley is an artist, designer and sculptor, living in San Francisco.   Riley studied theater arts at University of California Santa Cruz and is a master rigger and set designer with an expertise in suspension and load transfer involving large masses and difficult access.  Creating functional site-specific installations, he has risen to the height of his field.  He is the founder and principal rigging designer for Gravity Design Inc., a company based in San Francisco, Calif., that provides innovative rigging and force management solutions for a wide variety of clients all over the world - from circus acts to industrial installations.  He also works for National Geographic Channel, as host of the engineering show “Worlds Toughest Fixes” which features Riley and the world of rigging and industrial repair on the most challenging projects around the globe.  Now in its fourth season.  He has done projects for groups such as Zaccho Dance Theater, Cirque Mechanics, Jo Krieter and Flyaway Productions, Pickle Family Circus, Scandals Cabaret, Kimbals East, Joe Goode, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Bandaloop, CircoZero, Aloysha, Ben Mendoza, Nickle and Dimed (Brava),Events Managment Inc, at such venues as: MOMA, YBCA, Exploratorium, Asian Art Museum,SF City Hall,SF Academy Of Science, SF Jewish Community Center, Theater Artaud, Brava Theater and more. Riley was the set designer of the “floating floor” for Printz’s acclaimed piece, Hover Space as well as developing sets for the evening length 2013 work, Soul+Mates.


Natalie Barshow (Costume Designer) Recent costume designs include: News of the World, Path of Miracles, What we carry What we keep, Head in the Sand, One Long Breath, Format II, Bronco (ODC); Bondage, Cow Pie Bingo (Alter); The Jungle Book (MTC); On Clover Road (SF Playhouse). Natalie is the Wardrobe Supervisor for ODC/Dance and Costume Design Assistant at Cal Shakes. She holds her B.A. in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University. More information at