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David Murakami

 
Bio:
David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions in include the sci-fi musical revue “5-SK1-E-S” aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions in include the sci-fi musical revue “5-SK1-E-S” aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with ... (read complete bio)

 

David Murakami Biography

David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions in include the sci-fi musical revue “5-SK1-E-S” aboard Princess Cruises, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Elektra with Minnesota Opera, Singin’ in the Rain with McCoy Rigby, Sense and Sensibility at South Coast Repertory, and the world premieres of Gordon Getty’s Scare Pair at LA Opera Off Grand and Jake Heggie’s Out of Darkness. Other design credits include Opera Parallèle's Dead Man Walking, Champion, Les Enfants Terribles, Heart of Darkness, and Little Prince; Minnesota Opera’s Das Rheingold, and Flight; and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Daphnis et Chloé. During the Covid Pandemic, David has focused on leveraging new technologies allowing art to flourish in spite of our collective isolation, merging the traditional performance spaces of theatre, classical music, and opera with cinema, live streaming, and virtual reality. Other collaborators include Opéra de Montréal, San Jose Repertory Theater, SFJazz, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Atlanta Opera, Dallas Opera, and Arizona Opera. David is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829 and teaches projection design at the University of California, Irvine.




David Murakami News

Opera Parallèle Announces Tickets On Sale For EVEREST: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE Photo Opera Parallèle Announces Tickets On Sale For EVEREST: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

Opera Parallèle (OP), the Bay Area's leading producer of contemporary opera, has announced tickets for the company's upcoming Everest: An Immersive Experience, are now on sale beginning with an initial allotment of nine performances spanning February 3 – 12.

Review: Preview of Upcoming AMERICAN APOLLO Brings Des Moines Metro Opera Season to a Photo Review: Preview of Upcoming AMERICAN APOLLO Brings Des Moines Metro Opera Season to a Fine End
by DC Felton - Aug 17, 2022

Des Moines Metro Opera recently brought its 50th Anniversary season to a close, and they saved a special treat for their audiences. For the 2024 season, they are commissioning a full-length opera of AMERICAN APOLLO. As a treat to those in attendance this season, they offered the opportunity to see the current 30-minute version of the opera AMERICAN APOLLO. This presentation was also able to be used to workshop the show and how it could be expanded.

Review: B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Jun 26, 2022

The season opener of Berkshire Theatre Group’s 2022 season B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING is not, as the title might suggest to some, about Native American Communication Specialists during WWII. It is one of those relatively infrequent theatrical experiences in which each of the many individuals involved in the production, and their skillful execution of their relative elements supports one another so particularly well, that that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts it’s made of. A powerful piece of theatre in which art imitates life extremely well. An experience that leaves the viewer mouth agape saying WOW and providing an abundance of food for thought.

Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshir Photo Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshire Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.

Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY, Ventura's non-profit professional theatre company, opens the company's 2022-2023 Season on April 29 with an exclusive engagement of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith.

Photos: First Look At Mike Millan In BUYER & CELLAR At Celebration Theatre, Opening M Photo Photos: First Look At Mike Millan In BUYER & CELLAR At Celebration Theatre, Opening March 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2022

Celebration Theatre is back. After a years-long hiatus of mainstage performances, the company is on a new road to creative change. Interim Artistic Director Ann James (she/they) made a successful case for the theater’s first offering of the season: “At the center of Celebration shifting to a new era in its forty-year lifespan is the bold decision to produce a show that is sure to be a sell out in Los Angeles.”

Celebration Theatre Opens Season With Audience Favorite, BUYER & CELLAR Photo Celebration Theatre Opens Season With Audience Favorite, BUYER & CELLAR
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Celebration Theatre is back. After a years-long hiatus of mainstage performances, the company is on a new road to creative change. Interim Artistic Director Ann James (she/they) made a successful case for the theater's first offering of the season: 'At the center of Celebration shifting to a new era in its forty-year lifespan is the bold decision to produce a show that is sure to be a sell out in Los Angeles.'

Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTM Photo Playwrights' Arena & Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of APARTMENT LIVING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

Advancing to their second World Premiere this season, live performance returns to the stage at Skylight Theatre on March 12th, in partnership with Playwrights' Arena. Award winning playwright Boni B. Alvarez captures the pulse of the times we’re living in as he gives audiences a bird’s eye view of Apartment Living.

East West Players Presents ASSASSINS, February 17 â€" March 20 Photo East West Players Presents ASSASSINS, February 17 â€" March 20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

East West Players, the nation's longest-running Asian American theatre and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, is proud to announce the resuming of in person production with the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins from February 17 through March 20, 2022.

East West Players to Launch 56th Anniversary Season, 'Here. Us. Now!' Photo East West Players to Launch 56th Anniversary Season, 'Here. Us. Now!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Shows presented throughout 2022 feature the long awaited EWP premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comic Tony-Award winning musical Assassins, Interstate, Melissa Li and Kit Yan’s Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical, the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galván’s The Great Jheri Curl Debate, and Prince Gomolvilas’ The Brothers Paranormal.

David Murakami Videos

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya Videoplay
VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya

by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's So You Think You Can Dance and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison.