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Steven C. Kemp BIO

Steven C. Kemp is a NYC based set designer for theatre and opera. His designs have been seen Off-Broadway at Keen Company, Mint Theatre Company, Second Stage, the Cherry Lane Theatre and Playwright's Realm. Other NYC credits include work at 59E59, HERE Arts, Clubbed Thumb, Studio 42, Hudson Stage Company, Poliglot Theatre, NYMF, Fringe and the New School For Drama. He has designed internationally on 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 regional and opera credits include designs at La Jolla Playhouse, Royal George Theatre, ReVision Theatre, Stages Rep, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Grand Rapids and Opera San Jose where his multiple productions include the acclaimed production of Idomeneo presented by the Packard Humanities Institute and also the west coast premiere of Anna Karenina.

He has worked extensively as an associate designer for Robert Brill, David Gallo and Walt Spangler on Broadway, national tours, The Metropolitan Opera, Disney Theatricals, Dreamworks, Norwegian Cruise Lines and a multitude of other companies.

His work was selected for exhibition in the USA student exhibit in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial and was the 2008 USITT Rose Brand Scenic Design award winner and was the 2013 Live Design Broadway Master Class speaker for associate set design. He specializes in 3D rendering, animation and previsualization. Mr. Kemp received his MFA from UC San Diego. For more info please visit:www.stevenckemp.com

Steven C. Kemp Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Assistant Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Set Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Associate Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Assistant Set Designer
The Film Society [Off-Broadway]
Keen Company, 2013
Set Designer

Philip Goes Forth [Off-Broadway]
The Mint Theatre Company, 2013
Set Designer

Extinction [Off-Broadway]
Red Dog Squadron - Cherry Lane Theatre, 2010
Set Designer

Dov and Ali [Off-Broadway]
The Playwrights Realm - Cherry Lane Theatre, 2009
Set Designer

Steven C. Kemp News


PAGLIACCI Comes to Seattle Opera in August

Seattle Opera will open its 2024/25 season with the “clown prince” of Italian verismo, Pagliacci. Ruggero Leoncavallo’s gritty tale of jealousy and unbridled rage holds a mirror up to a violent society, and features one of opera’s most iconic arias, the tenor’s “Vesti la giubba.”
Des Moines Metro Opera Reveals New Director for Strauss's SALOME

Des Moines Metro Opera has revealed a new director for their upcoming production of Strauss's SALOME, ensuring a fresh vision for the classic opera.
Photos: First Look At Verid's RIGOLETTO At Opera San José

Opera San José’s 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. See photos from the production.
Vengeance, Murder, More On Stage As Opera San José Presents RIGOLETTO, February 17- March 3

Opera San José's 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Boasting some of opera's most memorable music, including the signature aria “La donna è mobile,” this gripping work follows the jester Rigoletto, his innocent daughter Gilda, and the corrupt Duke of Mantua whose callous treatment of women launches a storm of vengeance, murder, and tragic self-sacrifice.
Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And PAGLIACCI

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler Kemper today announced the 2023-2024 season-opening  production, a double bill of ALL NEW productions of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, conceived by Shawna Lucey and designed by Steven C. Kemp.
Sarasota Opera Reveals Casting For its 2024 Winter Opera Festival

Casting has been announced for the 2024 Winter Opera Festival.  Audiences can look forward to a thrilling season, which opens on February 17th, featuring Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Luisa Miller, and Haydn's Deceit Outwitted (L’infedeltà delusa). 
Opera San José Launches Season With All-New ROMEO & JULIET

Opera San José will launch its 40th anniversary season with an all-new production of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, directed by OSJ General Director/CEO Shawna Lucey, in her first production since taking the helm of the company. Romeo and Juliet follows on the heels of Lucey's critically acclaimed La Traviata for San Francisco Opera, which is scheduled to be remounted at Los Angeles Opera this fall.
Opera San José to Offer Free Streaming of Alma Deutscher's CINDERELLA Beginning This Month

Opera San José's opulent staging of Alma Deutscher's Cinderella will be made available for free viewing beginning July 22.
Photos: First Look At Puccini's TOSCA At Opera San José

Opera San José’s 2022-23 season concludes with a vivid production of Puccini’s thriller Tosca. See photos from the production. 
Opera San José to Conclude Season With TOSCA in April

Opera San José’s 2022-23 season will conclude with a vivid production of Puccini’s thriller Tosca.
Photos: Chanáe Curtis and Darren Drone Lead Verdi's FALSTAFF At Opera San Jose

First look photos! Women take charge in Opera San José’s rollicking production of Verdi’s Falstaff. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, this hilarious and beloved comedic masterpiece offers a joyful look at one of the Bard’s most popular characters, the boisterous knight Sir John Falstaff, and his misadventures at the hands of four witty women.
Verdi's FALSTAFF to be Presented at Opera San José in February

Women take charge in Opera San José’s rollicking production of Verdi’s Falstaff. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2.
Mint Theater's THE NEW MORALITY With Christian Campbell, Clemmie Evans, Brenda Meaney & More Now Streaming

Beginning Monday November 7th, from 7pm, Mint Theater will be streaming the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of The New Morality by Harold Chapin, directed by Mr. Bank.
Mint Theater to Stream THE NEW MORALITY Starring Christian Campbell & More in November

Mint Theater Company will continue its hybrid season of live performances at NY City Center along with the on-demand streaming of acclaimed previous productions. Beginning Monday November 7th (from 7pm) will be streaming of the three-camera archival recording (filmed in HD!) of The New Morality by Harold Chapin, directed by Mr. Bank.
Opera San José Presents Lavish CINDERELLA Next Month

 Opera San José, in association with the Packard Humanities Institute, will host the international operatic conducting debut of prodigy composer/musician Alma Deutscher, who will take the podium for a lavish production of her landmark opera, Cinderella. Based on the classic fairytale, this family-friendly work is reset at an opera company run by a scheming stepmother, in which the title character is a brilliant composer laboring as a lowly copyist.
Review: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera San José Transports the Action to Colorful Northern India

What did our critic think? BroadwayWorld reviews Opera San Jose's vibrant new production of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' set in a colorful Northern India, running through September 25th.hat did our critic think of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO at Opera San Jose?
Opera San José Presents All-New Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Set in India

Opera San José launches its 2022-23 season with an all-new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, transported to colonial India during Victorian Imperial rule.
RIGOLETTO, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, and More Announced for Utah Opera 2022-23 Season

Opera represents the full range of the human experience—so it is fitting that people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences will find relevance in Utah Opera's four productions in the 2022-23 season at Salt Lake City's Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.
Chicago Opera Theater Presents Family-Friendly Holiday Opera BECOMING SANTA CLAUS

Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago's foremost producer of contemporary and re-imagined opera, continues its 2021-2022 season with the Chicago premiere of the seasonal treat, Becoming Santa Claus, in three performances only, December 11, 17 & 19, at the Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, in the Fine Arts Building.
BWW Review: OPERA SAN JOSE'S MOZART AND SALIERI at Home Computer Screens

Rimsky-Korsakov’s short opera, Mozart and Salieri, compares the work of the two musical greats. Now, Mozart and Salieri, is a fine new filmed production from Opera San José available for streaming after Sept. 30, 2021.

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