KENT DORSEY Scenic & Lighting Designer:
Mr. Dorsey’s New York theater productions include Alligator Tales, About Time, The Cocktail Hour, Yankee Dawg You Die, Suds, Another Antigone and Chinmoku/Silence. He has worked as both scenic and/or lighting designer for such notable directors as Jerry Zaks, Jack O’Brien, Ellis Rabb, Adrian Hall, John Hirsch, John Tillinger, Brian Bedford, Edward Payson Call, John Rando, Luis Valdez, Tony Taccone, Richard E.T. White, David Ira Goldstein, Timothy Near and Sharon Ott.
He has designed scenery /or lighting on over 95 productions for San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. Mr. Dorsey also has designed for most of the major resident theater companies including the Kennedy Center, The Ahmanson, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, the Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Arizona Therater Company, Missouri Repertory Theater, Cleveland Play House, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Alliance Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Mr. Dorsey designed scenery and lighting for Silence/Chinmoku a world premier by Tokyo's Subaru Acting Company and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. (Productions at Sanbyakunin Gekijo (Tokyo) and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, plus US tour & two National tours of Japan.)
His opera work includes Scenery, Projection and Lighting Design for the World Premier of The Conquistador for the San Diego Opera directed by Sharon Ott. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse directed by Jack O’Brien for San Diego Opera & Chicago Opera Theatre. La Boheme and Samson et Dalila (Palm Beach Opera). The Crucible, Madama Butterfly, Werther and The Merry Widow (Opera San Jose). The Flying Dutchman directed by Lillian Garret-Groag for the Virginia Opera.
Mr. Dorsey has been known to teach Scene Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
Kent is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.