Steven C. Kemp is a NYC-based set designer for theatre, opera and events. His designs have been seen Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street, York Theatre Company, Keen Company, Mint Theater Company, Second Stage, 47th Street Theatre, New Worlds Theatre Project, The Shop, The Cherry Lane Theatre and Playwright’s Realm. Other NYC credits include work at 59E59, HERE Arts, Clubbed Thumb, Studio 42, Poliglot Theatre, NYMF, Fringe and the New School For Drama. His International designs include Le Cirque Bijou, Burn The Floor: Swing, Burn The Floor: Desire (Norwegian Cruise Line), The Physicists (Hungarian Theatre of Cluj), the recent European tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ directed by Richard Maltby and the tour of Dixie’s Tupperware Party.
His opera designs have been presented at Sarasota Opera, New Orleans Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Grand Rapids, Opera Kentucky, Tulsa Opera, Townsend Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, UrbanArias, Merola Opera, Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Opera San Jose where his eleven productions include the acclaimed production of Idomeneo presented by the Packard Humanities Institute and also the west coast premieres of Anna Karenina and the upcoming Silent Night.
His regional 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, and the Catholic University of America.
Steven also worked extensively as an Associate Designer for Robert Brill and David Gallo on Broadway, national tours, The Metropolitan Opera, Sante 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 recently selected as a finalist in the World Stage Design 2017 exhibit in Taipei, Taiwan.
Steven received his MFA from UCSD '08.