Saturday, FEBRUARY 13th 4:30-6pm EST for the EQUITY THROUGH DESIGN MENTORSHIP’s fifth Saturday Session Panel “Living Light: Projection Design for Theatre & Film”
Featuring Guest Speakers: Wendall K. Harrington, Rasean Davonte Johnson, Hana S. Kim, Yee Eun Nam, and Tal Yarden
Check out our Guest Speakers below and save the Zoom Link that follows!
Wendall K. Harrington’s award-winning career has embraced diverse disciplines including design for performance, publishing, and television. In live performances, Ms. Harrington has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Concerts, Opera, Ballet, and more. Most recently Ms. Harrington was the recipient of the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Knights of Illumination. As design director of Esquire magazine, Ms. Harrington was responsible for the re-design and re-launch of the “Men’s Magazine of the 90’s.” Later, as editor-at-large for Esquire, she conceived and edited Randy Shilts’s “My Life on the AIDS Tour.” Ms Harrington has been lecturing on Projection Design for Theatre since the early 90’s and is the head of the Projection Design Concentration at the Yale School of Drama. http://www.wendallharrington.com
Rasean Davonte Johnson is a video artist and designer of projections for theatre, film, and installations. For his work as a theatrical designer, he has been awarded the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2018 and the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Projection Design in 2019. Additionally, he was a part of the 2017 Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase in Houston. Theatre work includes collaborations with numerous institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manual Cinema, Chicago Opera Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center,
The Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and internationally with The Ningbo Song and Dance Company (China), B-Floor Theatre (Thailand), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland). He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in Design as a student in the projection program and has lectured at Yale University, Columbia College Chicago, Syracuse University, Boston University, The Theatre School at Depaul, and the Ohio State University. http://www.raseandavontejohnson.com
Hana S. Kim is a projection and scenic designer with experience across film, theater, and public art. Her work has been seen in theaters across the country, including at the Public Theater in NYC, A.C.T. in SF, SF Symphony, LA Opera, Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Opera Colorado, and South Coast Rep. Her art installations have been shown at the Annenberg Space of Photography in LA, Jordan Downs Recreation Center, Occidental College, and Baryshnikov Arts Center in NY. Hana is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award in Theater Design, Richard Sherwood Award from CTG, and Kinetic Lighting Award for distinguished achievement in theatrical design from LA Drama Critics Circle. Her designs have been recognized by the Helen Hayes Award, Stage Raw Awards, StageSceneLA Awards, and Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards.
She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. https://hananow.com
Yee Eun Nam is a visual artist and an award-winning set and video designer for opera, theater and any forms for live performances currently based in LA. She was born and raised in Seoul, Korea where she studied sculpture and metal craft. She has been creating digital content and video arts with the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Goodman Theatre, The Movement Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. She is currently working as one of the production designers of CLOSE QUARTERS with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Yee Eun has multiple nominations for LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and is a winner of LADCC Theatrical Excellence for CGI/Video in 2020. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. MFA in Theater Design at UCLA. BFA in Design and Metal Craft at SNU in Seoul, Korea. https://yeeeunnam.com
Tal Yarden’s credits on Broadway include Network, Waverly Gallery, Sunday in the Park with George, Indecent, and The Crucible. London credits include Hamlet, My Brilliant Friend, Lazarus, Antigone, Obsession, Exterminating Angel, and Kings of War. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has designed video for includes Between the World and Me, Superhero, Passing Strange, A Walk on the Moon, The Night Watcher, King Lear, Liberty City, and The Misanthrope. His opera design work includes Mahagonny, Macbeth, Salome, Mazeppa, La Clemenza di Tito, and The Ring Cycle. Award nominations include the Tonys, Lucille Lortel, Moliere, Drama Desk, and WhatsOnStage. He lives in Brooklyn with his son. http://www.talyarden.com