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David Murakami Biography

 
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 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.