Julian Crouch is an independent director, designer, librettist, illustrator and musician. He was a co founder of Improbable, and co-director and designer of Shockheaded Peter. Opera work includes The Egyptian Helena, Hansel and Gretel and Ernani for La Scala Opera, Milan. Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island, Doctor Atomic, Marnie for the English National Opera and the Met Opera. The Barber Of Seville for the Dutch National Opera. The Magic Flute the Welsh National Opera and King Arthur for the Berlin Staatsoper.. On Broadway he designed Little Shop of Horrors, The Addams Family Musical, Big Fish, Head Over Heels and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Nomination). He co- directed, co-composed and designed Jedermann for the Salzburg Festival. Co-created The Aging Magician for BMP at the New Victory Theater. Designed The Nutcracker for Christopher Wheeldon and The Joffrey Ballet, Cinderella for the Dutch National and San Francisco Ballets. His production Birdheart played for the Dalai Lama in Brussels and has toured as far afield as Zimbabwe and Abu Dhabi. Julian was recently Artist in Residence at New York’s Park Avenue Armory and was the first commissioned artist for the BRIC House Fireworks Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a Libretto Fellow for the American Lyric Theater.