GOLDEN MASK NOMINATION

Excited that my work on THREE SISTERS has been nominated for a Golden Mask Award! Congrats to all the nominees!

Excuse me miss I think your baby is on fire..  Olga Tenyakova as Natasha.

Excuse me miss I think your baby is on fire.. Olga Tenyakova as Natasha.

EL CIMARRON in Ciudad Mexico at Festival Impulso

Here in Mexico City making a truly beautiful production of Henze’s EL CIMARRON. The piece is totally inspiring and the music is beautiful and wonderfully unruly. Directed by Robert Castro, set and costumes by Victoria Petrovich. The band features Eliam Ramos singing the role of Esteban Montejo, Pablo Gomez on guitar, Jane Rigler has all the flutes, and Carlotta Cáceres with possibly the biggest percussion section ever. The show only has a short life here in Mexico City but I am praying we can bring it home or give it another life some place. BUT if you’re in CDMX come check it out here is the info.

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BEULAH LAND is now a musical!!

Making this new musical with a bunch of new friends and my old friend Patrick Nash, who wrote the show. We are in tech now and open on the 8th at PS122. This piece has come together so wonderfully and I can’t wait to show it to an audience. Directed by Jay Stern, designed by Lauren Page Russell, lighting by me. Come check it out!! Tickets and info here

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TRI SESTRI in the Urals

I am headed back out to Russia this Spring to design the lighting for a new production of Eötvös’ THREE SISTERS at the Ural State Operahouse. Really excited to be working with Christopher Alden for the first time and the wonderful Ika Avilani designing the set and Doey Lüthi is designing the costumes. Information and tickets here.

Claude Vivier's KOPERNIKUS

After a really fantastic creation period in Paris last December I’m excited to be bringing Peter Sellar’s wonderful production of KOPERNIKUS to the Orangerie in Hannover. Sung by the remarkable Roomful of Teeth accompanied by L’instant Donne and Michael Schumacher dancing. Hoping this comes to the US soon but in the meantime come on out to Hannover, information and tickets here .

Michael Schumacher (center) Roomful of Teeth and L’instant Donne

Michael Schumacher (center) Roomful of Teeth and L’instant Donne

THE ROYALE in Ithaca and Rochester

So thrilled to be designing the set and lighting for this wonderful play by Marco Ramirez. Open at The Kitchen in Ithaca, NY now and coming to Geva 12 April, come check it out. The production is beautifully directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, movement by Rocio Mendez, with music by Chris Lane and costumes by Sarafina Bush. It’s a really terrific cast too, I couldn’t be prouder of how this turned out. Information and tickets for the Kitchen here and Geva here.

Jamal James as Jay Jackson

Jamal James as Jay Jackson

OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION

Very excited to be designing the lighting for Samantha Chanse's new play OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION in NYC at Cherry Lane as part of the Mentors Project.  My friend Ed Iskandar will be directing, the set is designed by Raul Abrego, Loren Shaw is designing the costumes, and Lee Kinney will be designing the sound.  Check it out here

HEARTLAND at Geva

I'll be lighting Geva's premier production of Gabriel Jason Dean's new play HEARTLAND on the Fielding Stage at Geva in Rochester, NY. The production will be directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh and will feature a set by Meredith Ries, costumes by Dina El-Aziz, and sound design by Nok Kanchanabanca.  Tickets and more information here

Bernstein's massive MASS at LA Philharmonic

Just finished designing the set and lighting for a production of Bernstein's MASS in Walt Disney Hall for the LA Philharmonic.  If you didn't see it you have another chance when we do it again in Geffen Hall in NYC in mid-July.  We had a wonderful cast headed up by Ryan McKinny as the Celebrant.  The production was directed by the wonderful Elkhanah Pulitzer, with choreography by Laurel Jenkins, sound designed by Mark Grey, costumes designed by Christine Crook, projections designed by Adam Larson.  Check out Lincoln Center for information on how to see the show in NYC in July.  

THAT POOR GIRL AND HOW HE KILLED HER

Very excited to be working on the premier of Jen Silverman's new play THAT POOR GIRL AND HOW HE KILLED HER at the University of Rochester.  The play will be directed by Knud Adams, set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by TIlly Grimes, and sound and music by Obediah Eaves.  Info here.

SOUND BOX and OTHER MARY at SF Symphony

Thrilled to be back in SF this winter to design the lighting for a couple of performances.  First I'll be in the Sound Box for the first two shows in the series.  It is always a really fun night of music, info here

Then I'll be in Davies Hall designing the lighting for a concert plus version of John Adam's THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OTHER MARY being directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer.  The is part of John's 70th birthday celebration, happy birthday John!  It is a wonderful piece of music come check it out.  Info here.

LAKE EFFECT at Geva

Happy to designing my first show at the Geva Theater this winter, thrilled it also happens to be such a great play.  Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh features set design by David Arsenault, costumes by Amanda Doherty, music and sound design by DAniel Perelstein.  Info and tickets here.

DISGRACED at Syracuse Stage

Very excited to be back at Syracuse Stage designing the lighting for DISGRACED. May Adrales is directing the production which features set by Lee Savage, costumes by Sarah Cubbage, and sound by Stowe Nelson.  More information and tickets here.

TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC

I am lighting Ed Iskandar's production of TAMING OF THE SHREW at STC this spring.  The show will be wild and wonderful I'm sure.  We have some outstanding collaborators and an incredible cast.  More information and tickets here

VIETGONE at Oregon Shakespeare Festival

I am very excited to be headed out west to Ashland, OR this spring to design the lighting for Qui Nguyen's new play VIETGONE.  The production is directed by the excellent May Adrales and features set and costumes designed by Sara Ryung Clement, projections designed by Shawn Duan, and original compositions and sound design by Shane Rettig.  The show will open March 3rd and runs until next fall.  For more information and tickets click here

DES CANYON AUX ETOILES at Sydney Opera House and Barbican

After 3 great performances here in the States our production of Messiaen's DES CANYON AUX ETOILES is headed to Australia and the UK.  This wild piece of music is masterfully conducted by David Robertson, directed by and featuring the photographs and films of Deb O'Grady with my set and lighting designs.  We have been getting great responses and I hope you can see what we have made.  You can find more information and tickets to our performances in Sydney here or here for our one night only performance at the Barbican.  

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Weston Playhouse

If you happen to be out in Vermont this summer come check out this production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. The show is directed by Michael Berresse, set designed by Tim Mackabee, costumes designed by Leon Dobkowski, and music and sound by Max Grossman and Ed Chapman.  Tickets and more information here

OUR TOWN at Chautauqua Theatre Company

Very excited to be going back to Chautauqua this summer where I'll be designing the lighting for Paul Mullins' production of OUR TOWN.  Lee Savage is designing the set, Andrea Hood is designing the clothes.  Should be a great production of this excellent play.  Tickets and more information here.

TROUBLE COMETH at SF Playhouse

Just back from San Francisco where I lit Richard Dresser's very funny new play TROUBLE COMETH.  May Adrales directed, Nina Ball designed the set, Tatjana Genser designed the clothes, and Teddy Husker designed the sound.  If you're in SF go see it, tickets and more info here

ROUND-UP at BAM Harvey

I am lighting an evening of music and images at the Harvey this January featuring music by Sufjan Stevens and yarn/wire also featuring slow motion film of the Pendleton Rodeo by sibling film makers Aaron and Alex Craig.  Tickets and more information available here.