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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 Shop
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.

For Opera San Jose his 15 designs include the acclaimed production of Idomeneo presented by the Packard Humanities Institute as well as the West Coast Premieres of Anna Karenina, Silent Night and the American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella.

His opera designs have been presented at:

Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Arizona Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera
Sarasota Opera
New Orleans Opera
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Opera Santa Barbara
Opera Omaha
Madison Opera
Kentucky Opera
Tulsa Opera
UrbanArias
Opera Grand Rapids
Townsend Opera
Fresno Grand Opera
Merola Opera
Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

His regional and international credits include designs at Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Antaeus Theatre Company, Bucks County Playhouse, Royal George Theatre, ReVision Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Hudson Stage Company, Gulfshore Playhouse, Catholic University of America.

He has designed multiple productions for Norwegian Cruise Line, and numerous tours such as Baby Shark Live!, PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero, Time to Save the Day, Dixie’s Tupperware Party and Ain’t Misbehavin’.

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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.

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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.

Steven is a proud union member of USA Local 829 and is represented by Bret Adams, LTD.
Please contact Mark Orsini or email Steven directly for more information.


UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

CANDIDE - DES MOINES METRO OPERA

CANDIDE - DES MOINES METRO OPERA

HARBOR - DOG DAYS THEATRE AT ASOLO REP

HARBOR - DOG DAYS THEATRE AT ASOLO REP

LA WALLY - SARASOTA OPERA

LA WALLY - SARASOTA OPERA