Wingspace Salon #29
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Wingspace Salon #29

On Monday, June 13 at 8PM, I’m joining Wingspace Theatrical Design and XO Projects for their next salon: From Stage to Screen. For this salon Wingspace has assembled a group of film and television production and costume designers to talk about making the transition into this parallel industry. Many designers are curious about how to parlay their theatrical design skills into a career in television or film. Featured guests include: William Cusick (Pop Meets the Void), Andrew Jackness (Blindspot), Anne Kenney (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Ola Maslik (Madam Secretary), Neil Patel (Last Week with John Oliver) and others.

Live Design Q&A Online
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Live Design Q&A Online

I was recently interviewed by Meghan Perkins of Live Design Magazine about my recent and upcoming work. The interview is now available on their website and is also available in their incredible digital version of the magazine, which you can download free for iPad and Android. I suggest checking it out and coming to the Live Design Master Classes in June, if you’re in the city and looking for inspiration and engaging dialogues about designing performance.

Interview with Live Design
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Interview with Live Design

This month’s digital issue of Live Design Magazine features a short Q&A about some of my recent work, design practices and theories. It also includes some great photos of Salome’s Envisage on tour in Switzerland, taken by Matthew Mellinger. Download the free app for iTunes or Android to read the magazine.

2015 NYMC Projection Classes
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2015 NYMC Projection Classes

I will be speaking at the NYMC Lighting & Projection Classes this year, which are taking place June 2-4, 2015. I’m thrilled to be in the company of fellow designers Alan Adelman, Mike Baldassari, Zachary Borovay, John Broderick, Gregory Cohen, Steve Cohen, Abigail Rosen Holmes, Mark Alan “Doctor Mojo” Johnson, Bradley King, Olivia Sebesky, Mark Stanley, Justin Townsend, Joshua White, and Cameron Yeary.

The Live Design Master Classes have a rich history featuring the industry’s top designers and artisans coming together to share their insights and opinions around the world in a relaxed intimate setting. This year, Live Design has announced a new spin on its Master Classes for June 2015. The newly re-christened New York Master Classes (NYMC) are a natural evolution of the acclaimed Broadway Master Classes training series, and offer a broader scope, opening the curriculum to include speakers from all aspects of lighting/projection and sound, including theatre, concerts, dance, opera, and beyond.

The Other Place / Hartford
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The Other Place / Hartford

Rob Ruggiero’s production of Sharr White’s The Other Place has moved to TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT. This production employs the original sound design by Fitz Patton, my original video projections and an original scenic design by Luke Hegel-Cantarella to great effect. Read some of the latest glowing reviews of the production and Kate Levy’s brilliant performance at Artes Magazine, Hartford Examiner, and Broadway World. Onstage through April 19.

The Other Place / St. Louis
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The Other Place / St. Louis

Sharr White’s The Other Place continues to engage audiences across the country, and Rob Ruggiero’s current production at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is getting great notices. This production employs the original sound design by Fitz Patton, my original video projections and an original scenic design by Luke Hegel-Cantarella to great effect. Read some of the fantastic reviews of the production and Kate Levy’s commanding performance at St. Louis Today, Alive Magazine, Snoop’s Blog, Belleville News-Democrat, and Ladue News. Runs through February 9.

Photo by Lanny Nagler.

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Salomes Envisage workshop

The presentations this week at Hostos were a huge success. We had the pleasure of presenting several months of development and progress to a very receptive gathering. Images and videos are online here and on Salome’s website.

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Rock the New Zealand!

Rasta Thomas continues to garner rave reviews and love from audiences and critics alike – this time in New Zealand as Rock the Ballet returns for a winter tour. My video design gets a shout from reviewer Lyne Pringle in her writeup for the New Zealand Theater Review website. And of particular awesomeness is the recognition of the animations for Bohemian Rhapsody – brilliantly animated by my associate Jonathan Weiss!

01/05/12 Blog # , , ,

Salomes Envisage

I’ve been working on a new project with Salome Scheidegger and Marc Janowitz. We’re creating a unique cinematic concert experience that will be in development for the next several months. Images and updates coming soon.

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OntheBoards.tv

If you missed Newyorkland while it was on tour this past winter, you can now catch it online thanks to the incredible work of OntheBoards.tv. The show was filmed in high definition using 6 cameras and it just looks incredible. If you have 5 bucks and an hour you’d like to spend wisely, head over to their website and watch the show. If possible, I recommend buying the recording and streaming it to your big screen TV. This is some of the best documentation of live theater ever made, and it’s an incredible honor for us to have our work made available this way — twice now. Temporary Distortion’s 2009 production of Americana Kamikaze is available at OntheBoards.tv too if you click here!

03/01/12 Blog # , , ,

Newyorkland coming to New York City

It’s a very exciting month in NYC as theater festivals across the city feature innumerable shows and performances by experimental artists from all over the world. Checkout what Jason Zinoman has to say about it in the New York Times. Or read Alexis Soloski’s analysis of the multimedia impact in the Village Voice. Temporary Distortion’s new production of Newyorkland is premiering in NYC this month as part of Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival at Baryshnikov Arts Center. And if you have time, read Jeremy Barker’s awesome interview with us about the show over at the digital epicenter of NYC contemporary performance, Culturebot.

01/12/11 Blog # , , , ,

Projection in American Theatre Magazine

There’s an interesting article in American Theatre Magazine this month about the prevalence (and permanence) of video integration in theater. I’m happy to have been mentioned by Kevin Cunningham at 3LD for my work on New Georges’ Dead City in 2006.

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Der Andere Ort

I’m very excited that Sharr White’s The Other Place is opening at the National Theater of Mannheim in Germany next week, under the direction of Burkhard Kosminski. The production will be utilizing my original video design from the Off-Broadway production. Go check it out, if you’re in the area.

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Broadway’s Best Of Times

Live Design Magazine recently featured The Coast Of Utopia as one of the best designs in Broadway history! Check out the list here on their website.

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Spotlight On LA | TCG

Spending the week out in Los Angeles with my TCG peers for an interesting week of conference activities and conversations. We’ve seen some shows at Radar LA and debated innumerable hot topics. Looking forward to Julie Taymor’s appearance on Sunday.

08/06/11 Blog # , , , ,

NEWYORKLAND

Making great progress with Temporary Distortion this week on our new stage production, NEWYORKLAND. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on performances coming up soon. We’ll have some cool t-shirts and merch for sale soon, as well…!

05/04/11 Blog # , ,

The Other Place nominated!

I’m thrilled to share the news that Sharr White’s play, ‘The Other Place’ directed by Joe Mantello (for which I recently designed the video projections) was NOMINATED for 3 LUCILLE LORTEL OFF-BROADWAY THEATER AWARDS for directing, acting, and sound design!  It’s fantastic news, and one day there will be a category for projection design…

28/03/11 Blog # , ,

Opening Night of The Other Place

After a fantastic run of previews with great audiences and incredible performances by Laurie, Dennis, Aya, and John, the show officially opens tonight. I hope you get the chance to see it while it’s at the Lortel, it’s a captivating piece of theater – and one of my favorites that I’ve ever designed. MCC Theater produces the best new theater in NYC, without a doubt!

11/03/11 Blog # ,

First Preview at the Lucille Lortel

Very excited for tonight’s first preview of The Other Place by Sharr White at the Lucille Lortel.  After a month of research, design, and production and then a very intense week of tech in the theater, we’re getting our first audience tonight.  I’m very proud of this show, it’s been a great collaboration with everyone.