EPHEMERAL SUBJECTS 2020
Presented by the SCA Theatre Production & Design area
Rob Sondergaard | Monday, October 5 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kym Moore | Monday, October 26 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Wendall K. Harrington | Monday, November 2 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Netia Jones | Monday, November 9 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Please join us in welcoming these brilliant artists sharing their perspectives and expertise. All presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
Open to all SCA students, faculty, and staff.
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Rob Sondergaard | Lighting Designer
Monday, October 5 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Robert has been working as a lighting designer for almost two decades in all genres of the entertainment business. From Dance to World Class Ceremonies, Film, Television and Music; Rob brings a wealth of experience that has garnered international recognition. In addition to lighting, Robert is a renowned production designer having served as the Director of Design for Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games and designer for 9 Grey Cup Halftime Shows, the Opening Ceremonies for 5 Canada Games and numerous music festivals. His gifted design capability, technical wisdom, and ability to manage and direct large crews of lighting technicians make him a highly sought after commodity in the production community. Robert is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.
Kym Moore | Theatre Director, Educator, Deviser
Monday, October 26 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kym Moore serves as full professor and director of undergraduate studies in Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, where she has taught for more than a decade. As an educator, theater-maker and producer, she directs, devises and writes works that utilize the unique materials of theater to examine the multiple dimensions of human existence and seek to cultivate a “culture worth living in.” She is the co-founder/co-artistic director of the Antigravity Performance Project, which was founded in 2012 to challenge the boundaries of theatrical convention and forge new frontiers in performance-making. Moore and her collaborators recently completed their second residency at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media toward the creation of a transmedia performance installation, Do Eye Know You? which they plan to premiere in Philadelphia next season. As a director and producer, Moore has received numerous awards together with her collaborators, including the Salomon Award (Time’s Up!), the Pen and Brush Playwriting Award (The Date) and two Dorry Awards for Best Direction and Production of a Play (The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry).
Wendall K. Harrington | Projection Designer / Visual Storyteller
Monday, November 2 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Wendall K. Harrington, called “the godmother of all projectors” by John Simon in New York Magazine, has been working in the field of projected media for live events since the mid 1970’s. Ms. Harrington has been lecturing on Projection Design for theater since the early 1990s.
Broadway designs include: All The Way, Annie, Driving Miss Daisy, Grey Gardens, They’re Playing Our Song, The Elephant Man, My One and Only, The Heidi Chronicles, The Will Rogers Follies, Having Our Say, Company, Racing Demon, Ragtime, John Leguizamo’s Freak, The Capeman, Putting it Together, and The Who’s Tommy. Off Broadway work includes: Angels in America, Hapgood, A Christmas Carol at the Paramount; Merrily We Roll Along (four times!), and the ill-fated Whistle Down the Wind. Opera design: Werther at the Met, Julie Taymor’s The Magic Flute in Florence, Italy; A View from the Bridge at Chicago Lyric and the Met, Die Gezeichneten and Lucia Di Lammermoore at LA Opera, The Photographer at BAM, Transatlantic, Grapes of Wrath, Rusalka for Minnesota Opera. For ballet: Pictures at an Exhibition, Opera, Cinderella; The Firebird, and Anna Karenina for Alexei Ratmansky; Othello for ABT, Ballet Mechanique for Doug Varone. Concert work includes The Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense” and Pete Townshend’s “Psychoderelict” as well as tours for Chris Rock and Simon and Garfunkel. As design director of Esquire magazine, Ms. Harrington was responsible for the re-design and re-launch of the “Men’s Magazine of the 90’s.” Later, as editor-at-large for Esquire, she conceived and edited Randy Shilts’ “My Life on the AIDS Tour,” nominated for a National Magazine Award and published in Best American Essays of 1990.
Ms. Harrington is the recipient of the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the American Theatre Wing Award, the TCI Award for Technical Achievement, The Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Projections, USITT Education Award, and named 2015 Players Club Person of the Year.
Netia Jones | Director / Designer & Video Artist
Monday, November 9 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Netia Jones is a British director/designer and video artist working internationally in opera, staged concerts, performance and installation, using video, film and projected media in all of her work.
A “leading video pioneer” (Times) “bringing intelligence and integrity to the task of bringing video into classical music” (Guardian), she is director of Lightmap Studio, a mixed media partnership with whom she has created video, film, installation and interactive media projects in the UK, US, and Europe, from large scale external projection mapping to multi projector integrated film in opera performances.