Set designer Beowulf Boritt’s current projects include Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas at the Geffen Playhouse in LA, September 8 to October 18, collaborating with lighting designer Jeff Croiter, costume designer Bob Blackman, and sound designer Jon Gottlieb; Boritt is also designing The Race for Love in Beijing, with Paul Miller designing the lighting, Fabio Toblini the costumes, and Mike Hink the sound.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is producing American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning Green Day album of the same name. The show, which runs September 4 through October 11, features Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, choreographer Steven Hoggett, set designer Christine Jones, lighting designer Kevin Adams, costume designer Andrea Lauer, sound designer Brian Ronan, and video designer Darrel Maloney.

Michael Bottari and Ronald Case provided set and costume design, with lighting design by Martin Vreeland, for a production of Crazy For You at the John Engeman Theatre in Northport, New York. The production manager was Michael Leslie.

American Repertory Theatre presents The Donkey Show at Zero Arrow in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through October, with set design by Scott Pask, costumes by David Wollard, lighting design by Evan Morris, and sound design by David Remedios.

The 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, Bay Bridge Productions, and Laura Wagner presented Union Squared, a new play by David Singer, at The Players Theatre in New York, with set design by Jason Simms, sound design by David Margolin Lawson, and lighting design by Evan Purcell.

Chicago’s Goodman Theatre opens its 2009/2010 season with the musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. The creative team includes set designer Robin Vest, costume designer Jenny Mannis, lighting designer Matthew Richards, and sound designer Richard Woodbury.

Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Richard Hudson was among seven entertainment professionals conferred the title of LIPA Companion as the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts celebrated graduation day in July.

Washington DC’s Theatre J starts its 2009-2010 season with Zero Hour, a study of Zero Mostel, through September 27 in the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theatre at the Washington DCJCC, with set design by Luciana Stecconi, lighting design by Jason Arnold, sound design by Chris Baine, and properties design by Hannah Crowell.

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