Set Designer

Steven C. KempSteven C. Kemp returns during the 2017-18 season, designing sets for Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Previously, Mr. Kemp’s designs were featured in OSJ’s 2016-17 productions of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and the West Coast premiere of Puts and Campbell’s Silent Night. Mr. Kemp has designed several sets for OSJ, including Puccini’s Tosca, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, the West Coast premiere of David Carlson’s Anna Karenina, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Gounod’s Faust and Verdi’s Falstaff. His design for Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire was recently seen at Opera Grand Rapids. Associate design credits at The Metropolitan Opera include Falstaff and Faust. His work in New York includes productions Off-Broadway for Keen Company, Mint Theatre Company, Second Stage, The Playwrights Realm, Cherry Lane Theatre, and Red Dog Squadron.

In Europe his designs include the current tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and productions at The Hungarian Theatre in Cluj. As an associate designer his credits on Broadway include First Date, Jesus Christ Superstar, High, Long Story Short, reasons to be pretty and the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Memphis. His other associate design credits include work for Disney Theatricals, Dreamworks, Norwegian Cruise Lines, English National Opera, Minnesota Opera, San Diego Opera, Stratford Shakespeare Festival and The Old Globe Theatre. His work was selected for exhibition in the USA student exhibit in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial and was the 2008 USITT Rose Brand Scenic Design award winner. Mr. Kemp received his MFA from UC San Diego.

For more information, please visit his website.

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