October 7, 2009

A Long and Winding Road - Designers

The design team for A Long and Winding Road is;

Cristina Todesco (Scenic Designer) previously designed The Atheist for the Huntington Theatre Company. Her design credits include The Atheist (Culture Project at the Barrow Street Theater and Williamstown Theatre Festival), Sonia Flew (Summer Play Festival), and A Passion for Justice: An Encounter with Clarence Darrow (Olney Theater Center). Local design credits include Grey Gardens (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), Picasso at Lapin Agile, A House With No Walls (New Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch and The Bluest Eye (Company One), The New Century (SpeakEasy Stage Company), and Look Back in Anger (Orfeo Group). Ms. Todesco is the recipient of an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for New Repertory Theatre’s production of The Clean House. She received her M.F.A. in scenic design from Boston University’s School for Theatre Arts, where she currently teaches.

Chip Schoonmaker (Costume Designer) has designed The Einstein Project and Faith Healer (Berkshire Theatre Festival) regionally. His Boston credits include The Light in the Piazza and The Wrestling Patient (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Grey Gardens (The Lyric Stage Company of Boston), Dear Miss Garland (Stoneham Theatre), The Clean House (New Repertory Theatre), and King John (Actors' Shakespeare Project). Other credits include Love Song and Blackbird (Chester Theatre Company), Chicago and La Cage Aux Folles (Riverside Theatre), and The Greeks (Southern Methodist University). His designs for dance include projects at The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, The Nashville Ballet, The Richmond Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and seven seasons as resident costume designer at Jacob’s Pillow. Mr. Schoonmaker has designed for “Another World,” “All My Children,” and “As the World Turns,” for which he has earned four Daytime Emmy Awards. He received his M.F.A. from New York University and is on the faculty at Brandeis University.

David Lander (Lighting Designer) received a 2009 Tony Award nomination for his lighting design for 33 Variations (also at La Jolla Playhouse and Arena Stage). His other Broadway credits include A Man for all Seasons, I Am My Own Wife, Dirty Blonde, and Golden Child. He previously designed Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Opera Santa Barbara), Aftermath and Beast (New York Theatre Workshop), Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Edward Albee’s Occupant (Signature Theatre Company), and Othello (Alley Theatre). Mr. Lander also designed the theatrical lighting for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

Maya Ciarrochi (Projection Designer) is a New York City-based projection designer and installation artist. Her theatre and dance credits include Elvis People (Henry Wishcamper, New World Stages); Relativity (Talvin Wilks, Ensemble Studio Theatre); Fire Throws (Rachel Dickstein, 3LD Art & Technoloogy Center); The Diary of Anne Frank (Timothy Bond, Syracuse Stage); Tales from the Salt City (dir. Ping Chong, Syracuse Stage); Morph: Live Remix (Wally Cardona, Danspace Project); Event (Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Joyce Theater); Necessary Beauty and Landing/Place, for which she won a 2006 Bessie Award, (Bebe Miller Company, Wexner Center); and Approaching Green (Donna Uchizono, Danspace Project). Her video installations have been exhibited nationally and abroad. Upcoming projects nclude Ping Chong’s The Devil & Daniel Webster (La Mama) and Throne of Blood (Oregon Shakespeare Festival and BAM Next Wave Festival). Ms. Ciarrocchi has B.F.A. in dance from SUNY Purchase and an M.F.A. in computer art from the School of Visual Arts. www.mayaciarrocchi.com.

Ben Emerson’s (Sound Designer) design credits for the Huntington include Fences, The Miracle at Naples, What the Butler Saw, Cookin’ at the Cookery, Gross Indecency, Cabaret Verboten, and The Glass Menagerie. Additional regional credits include Mrs. Sedgwick’s Head (Trinity Repertory Company), and Woman in Black, Quartet, The Pavilion, and Short Haired Grace (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). Mr. Emerson’s local designs include Where Elephants Weep (Cambodian Living Arts), Wind in the Willows (Gloucester Stage Company), The Order of Things (Centastage), Freedom of the City (The Súgán Theatre Company), and others. Mr. Emerson received an IRNE Award for Best Sound Design for his design of The Seafarer for SpeakEasy Stage Company, for whom he also designed The Wrestling Patient. In addition to his design work, Mr. Emerson has been the audio supervisor at the Huntington Theatre Company for the last ten years. He teaches sound design at Boston University’s School of Theatre.

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Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road at the Huntington Theatre Company's second stage - The Virginia Wimberly Theatre at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 527 Tremont St, Boston MA 02116.  Buy tickets online or call our box office at 617 266-0800. Box Office locations and hours click here.

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