Set Design & Spatial Dramaturgy: Telling The Stories of Architecture
DATE: ON DEMAND
DESCRIPTION: Jason will talk about his process for designing scenery and how his training as an architect informs that process, focusing on the anthropological study and observation of how humans interact with each other, with architecture, and how that study informed the set design of three example productions: Once On This Island (Cincinnati Playhouse / Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), Native Gardens (Cleveland Play House), and Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC). This workshop will include a visual presentation of process from concept through design development and into production as well as a question and answer period.
BIO: Jason Ardizzone-West is an Emmy award winning set designer & production designer based in New York. Recent projects include BLUE MAN GROUP (National Tour), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (NBC), BLISS (5th Ave Theatre), SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS (Berkely Rep), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Cincy Playhouse / Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), DERMOT KENNEDY (World Tour), LANA DEL REY (Arena Tour), UNCLE VANYA (Old Globe Theater / Hunter Theatre Project), GOOD GRIEF (The Vineyard Theatre), NATIVE GARDENS (The Cleveland Playhouse), CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY, ETHEL STRING QUARTET (BAM Next Wave Festival), NEXT TO NORMAL (Tantrum Theatre), THE MICHAELS, ILLYRIA, THE GABRIELS (The Public Theater), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (National Tour), ADELE LIVE IN NYC (Radio City Music Hall, w/ Es Devlin). Prior to focusing on set design, Jason was an architect, working with Mitchell Kurtz Architect PC to design theater and cultural arts spaces including: PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS, THE CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION’S BRATTON THEATER, & EL TEATRO HECKSCHER. Jason received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, a Masters of Fine Arts from New York University, Department of Design for Stage & Film, and is a member of USA 829.