A scenographer from East LA.

Efren studied Studio Arts and Theatre and developed a passion for architecture, materials and shapes. His work as a scenic designer has been recognized across the United States and Europe. On the East Coast, he has designed for such notable companies and venues as the New School for Drama, the Foundry Theatre, the Ohio Theatre, the Acting Company, BAM Harvey, and Hartford Stage. He also collaborated with many directors including Karin Coonrod, Melanie Joseph, Casey Biggs, and Carl Hancock Rux. On the West Coast,  Efren has designed for the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Hand2Mouth Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, The Getty Villa, and CalArts’ Center for New Performance, which allowed him to work with directors Mark Valdez, Nataki Garrett, Larry Biederman, Jonathan Walters, Jesse Bonnell and Travis Preston. His international work includes Laude in Urbis in Italy, Moonshine & Peepshow at the Edinburgh Festival and Flamingo/Winnebago in Novi Sad, Serbia.  Efren is a graduate of the University of California Irvine and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.  In June 2010, Efren joined Poor Dog Group as the Resident Designer. His designs with Poor Dog Group include Brewsie and Willie, Satyr Atlas, Dionysia, The Internationalist, Murder Ballad and Five Small Fires.  Efren received a LA Weekly Award for Best Lighting Design with co-designer Adam Haas Hunter For CNP’s Brewsie And Willie and Best Production Design for Poor Dog Group’s Brewsie and Willie.