Guest Artist, The University of Oklahoma
Jon Young is a Full Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Oklahoma and a member of USA 829. Mr. Young was a recipient of the 2016 Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts from the University of Oklahoma and 2015 recipient of the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He has designed professionally for A.D. Players, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Stages Repertory Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Black Hills Playhouse, Unicorn Theatre Late Night Theatre and Coterie Theatre. Mr. Young has designed over 35 productions at the University of Oklahoma for Dance, Drama, Opera and Musical Theatre. His design for Stupid F##king Bird at Stages Repertory Theatre was published in the Summer 2016 issue TD & T. Designs for Sunday in the Park with George and The Odyssey were published in the Summer 2012 issue TD & T. His scenic design for After Juliet was invited to be a part of the World Stage Design 2009 exhibit in Seoul Korea. You can follow his work on his work on the following social media sites: https://www.youngscenicstudio.com and @youngscenicstudio.
Collaboration between Scenic and Lighting Designers
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The focus of the session will explore the collaborative relationship between a scenic and lighting designer. The session will concentrate on the impact of collaboration on the creative process and the realized design. Presenters will focus on the shared experience from early stages of design development through opening night. Through open discussion presenters will explore aspects of mentorship, communication, technology, and the value of a collaborative process.