Steven C. Kemp is a set designer for theatre, opera and events. Originally from Houston, Texas, he received his MFA from UC San Diego. He has designed over 50 productions in NYC and has designed for 29 American opera companies as well as a multitude of regional theatres, cruise ships and tours.
His designs Off-Broadway include the revivals of Ordinary Days, Tick, Tick…Boom!, John and Jen and Marry Me a Little counted among 10 productions for Keen Company as well as designs for:
Second Stage Theater
The Duke on 42nd Street
Fellowship for the Performing Arts
York Theatre Company
Mint Theater Company
47th Street Theatre
New Worlds Theatre Project
The Cherry Lane Theatre
The Playwright’s Realm
Other NYC credits include work at 59e59, HERE Arts, Clubbed Thumb, Studio 42, Poliglot Theatre, NYMF, Fringe and 15 productions for New School For Drama.
Steven also worked extensively as an Associate Designer for Robert Brill and David Gallo on Broadway, national tours, The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Disney Theatricals, Dreamworks, and a multitude of other regional theatres and companies.
Additional work has included Associate Design credits for Jesse Poleshuck, Walt Spangler, Christopher Acebo, and Assistant Design for Alexander Dodge and exhibit design at Gallagher & Associates and Jack Morton Worldwide.
His opera design for Falstaff was selected as a finalist in the World Stage Design 2017 exhibit in Taipei, Taiwan.
His work was featured in the USA exhibit in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial and he was the 2008 USITT Rose Brand Scenic Design award winner.
Steven has presented lectures at many universities and was the 2013 Live Design Broadway Master Class speaker for associate set design. He specializes in 3D rendering, animation and previsualization.