2013 Scenic Design Master Classes Schedule

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

7:00pm: Matilda The Musical

post-show Q&A

Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th St. NYC


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NYU Tisch School Of The Arts

721 Broadway, NYC

9:00-9:30am: Registration, coffee & bagels

9:30-9:45am: David Johnson, publisher Live Design & David Gallo, creative consultant: opening remarks


9:45-11:15am: Rob Howell: Matilda: The Journey from London to Broadway: The challenges and opportunities of adapting a production to the Broadway stage. 


11:15-11:30am: Break


11:30am-1:00pm: David Gallo and Ben Heller: Enter the Production Manager: How the production manager and designer use their creativity to construct reality.

1-2:30pm: Lunch and Scenic Showcase

2:30-6pm: LDI-NYC: Scenic Showcase open free to all industry professionals.

2:30-4:pm: Anna Louizos, The Broadway Groundplan: The Silent Director: Groundplans and the essential role that they play in telling modern day stories in Broadway’s oldest theaters.

4-4:15pm Break

4:15-5:45pm: Donald Holder, When Did We Add The Mirrored Floor? A discussion of the critical collaborative relationship between the scenic and lighting designer on Broadway

5:45pm: David Gallo: wrap up, announcements

6-7pm: Dinner on your own

7-9pm: Open House/cocktails at David Gallo’s Studio, 250 W. 49 Street, NYC


Thursday, June 6

NYU Tisch School Of The Arts

721 Broadway, NYC

9:00-9:30am: Coffee and bagels

9:30-9:45am: David Johnson, David Gallo: Notes, recap, Q&A

9:45-11:15am: Douglas Schmidt, Learning the Hard Way: What they didn't teach me in design school: A conversation with the true Broadway master about learning from real world design experience

11:15-11:30am: Break

11:30am-1pm: Steven Kemp: Broadway’s Unsung Superhero: The Associate Designer: The critical role and relationship of the associate and designer.

1:00-2:30pm: Lunch and Scenic Showcase

2:30-4pm: Glenn Orsher and Fred Gallo, The DynamicDuo:  Executive producer, Glenn Orsher and technical director, Fred Gallo discuss the creative solutions that brought SPIDER-MAN to life on Broadway.

4:15-4:30pm Break

4:30-6:00pm:  Backstage Legends and Masters: Arnold Abramson

An interview with scenic artist Arnold Abramson, presented in conjunction with The Broadway Technical Theatre History Project at Purchase College–SUNY. Winner of the second annual “Backstage Legends and Masters” award, Abramson is one of the past century’s most influential scenic artists, having painted more than 600 Broadway production sets, including the original The King and I, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street, Annie, Hello, Dolly, Sunday in the Park with George, Camelot, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, Evita, Cats, and Bells Are Ringing. He has worked with a Who’s Who of designers, including Oliver Smith, Jo Mielziner, Ben Edwards, David Hays, Robin Wagner, Raul Pene Du Bois, David Mitchell, Boris Aronson, Rouben Ter-Arutunian, and Tony Walton. Moderated by Dan Hanessian, Design/Technology program, Purchase College, Suny

6-6:15pm: Q&A, closing remarks

Register online for the Scenic Design Master Classes.