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Kevin Rigdon Biography

 
Bio:
KEVIN RIGDON Designer Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
KEVIN RIGDON Designer Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried ... (read complete bio)

KEVIN RIGDON
Designer
Mr. Rigdon is a scenic, lighting, and costume designer whose extensive international credits include the Broadway productions of David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Speed-the-Plow, and Glengarry Glen Ross; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest directed by Terry Kinney; Buried Child directed by Gary Sinise; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice directed by Simon Curtis; A Streetcar Named Desire and Our Town directed by Gregory Mosher; The Grapes of Wrath directed by Frank Galati; The Caretaker directed by John Malkovich; The Song of Jacob Zulu and Ghetto. London credits include Waiting For Godot and You Never Can Tell directed by Sir Peter Hall, and Orphans (West End); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Barbican); American Buffalo (Donmar Warehouse); Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants directed by David Mamet (Old Vic); Speed-the-Plow and The Grapes of Wrath (National). Other UK productions include Measure for Measure, Habeas Corpus, Miss Julie, Much Ado About Nothing, You Never Can Tell, Waiting For Godot, Man and Superman, Galileo’s Daughter, and Don Juan for the Peter Hall Company Season at Theatre Royal Bath. Off-Broadway his credits include: David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Oleanna, Prairie Du Chein, The Shawl, Bobby Gould In Hell, and Edmond; Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love directed by Derek Goldby; Orphans, Landscape of the Body and True West directed by Gary Sinise; Balm in Gilead directed by John Malkovich; Road directed by Simon Curtis; Clara and I Can’t Remember directed by Gregory Mosher; Lemonade; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Educating Rita; And a Nightingale Sang and Distant Fires. As the resident designer for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre from 1976 to 1997 he designed the scenery, costumes, and lighting for more than 110 productions including the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath; Libra directed by John Malkovich; Mojo directed by Ian Rickson; The Libertine directed by Terry Johnson; and A Clockwork Orange directed by Terry Kinney. In addition to his stage designs for Steppenwolf, he was also the designer of their new theatre complex that opened in 1991. Currently Mr. Rigdon is the Associate Director/Design for the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas where he has designed more than 60 productions including; Our Town directed by Jose Quintero; Julius Caesar directed by Corin Redgrave; Antony and Cleopatra directed by Vanessa Redgrave; The Zoo Story and The American Dream directed by Edward Albee; After the Fall; The Crucible; Proof; Topdog/Underdog; Twelfth Night; Of Mice and Men; Closer; The Greeks; and In the Jungle of Cities. Other Theatre productions include Sir Peter Hall’s national tour production of The Importance of Being Earnest, The American premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good directed by Max Stafford-Clark for The Mark Taper Forum and productions for The Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Virginia Museum Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Hartford Stage, The Dallas Theatre Center, The Remains Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Ford's Theatre, The Festival of Perth, The Festival of Sydney, The Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. Mr. Rigdon’s many awards include two Tony Award nominations, seven Joseph Jefferson Awards, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, the Drama-Logue Award and a Special Honorary Mention from the 2003 Prague Quadrennial Sceneography Exhibition for his participation in the American exhibit. Mr. Rigdon is the curator for the American National Exhibit for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial Sceneography Exhibition and he serves on the board of directors for USITT. In addition to his design credits Mr. Rigdon is the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Theatre at the University of Houston where he is Head of Graduate Design and teaches scenic and lighting design.

Kevin Rigdon Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes of Wrath
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Set Design
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes of Wrath
 
The Hewes Awards - 1990 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Kevin Rigdon, The Grapes Of Wrath
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon , The Grapes of Wrath
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, Our Town
 
The Hewes Awards - 1986 - Lighting Design Gold Star
Kevin RigdonGhost Stories (Prairie du Chien and The Shawl)
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Kevin Rigdon, Balm in Gilead
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Set Design
Kevin Rigdon, Balm in Gilead