ABOUT THE DESIGNERS

AMERICAN MOOR will have scenic design by Wilson Chin, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, costume design by Dede Ayite, and sound design by Christian Frederickson. Kim Weild will direct the production.

WILSON CHIN (Scenic Design) Designs for new plays include Next Fall (Broadway), the Pulitzer Prize winning Cost of Living (Manhattan Theatre Club and Williamstown Theatre Festival), Pass Over (Steppenwolf and LCT3, Lortel Award nomination), Wild Goose Dreams (La Jolla Playhouse and The Public), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi Theater and The Public), Mothers and My Mañana Comes (The Playwrights Realm), Aubergine (Berkeley Rep), Lewiston (Long Wharf), Mothers and Sons (Bucks County Playhouse), Tiger Style! (Huntington Theatre and Alliance Theatre) and The Great Leap (Seattle Rep). Opera designs include Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago) and Eine Florentinische Tragodie /Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company, Dora Award winner). Mr. Chin recently designed Spike Lee’s film Pass Over.


DEDE AYITE (Costume Design) Broadway: Slave Play, American Son, Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway: Secret Life of Bees, FireFlies, Marie and Rosetta, Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, JHAT (Signature); BLKS, Collective Rage…, School Girls… (MCC); Slave Play (NYTW); Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC); If Pretty Hurts…,Mankind, Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); brownsville song [b-side for tray](LCT3). Regionally: Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Steppenwolf; American Repertory Theater, Denver Center; California Shakespeare; La Jolla Playhouse; Berkeley Repertory; Baltimore Center Stage; Arena Stage; Cleveland Playhouse; Signature Theatre; McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage. Television: Comedy Central; FOX Shortcoms. Awards: Recipient of an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff Awards; four Drama Desk Nominations. Education: MFA Yale School of Drama.


ALAN C. EDWARDS (Lighting Design) Off-Broadway: Harry Clarke (The Vineyard), for which he received the Lucille Lortel Award; Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theatre) [Drama Desk Award nominee]; Native Son / Measure For Measure (The Acting Company). Regional: Lights Out: Nat King Cole (Geffen, People’s Light); American Moor (Arts Emerson); Dutchman, The Bacchae, Antigone, Macbeth, The Tempest (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Twisted Melodies (Centerstage Baltimore, Apollo, Mosaic); Henry IV Part 2, Fingersmith (OSF); Penny Candy, Stagger Lee (Dallas Theatre Center); We Are Proud To Present (The Guthrie); Man of La Mancha (Westport Playhouse); Sweeney Todd (Connecticut Rep); Jeremy McQueen’s Madiba (The Kennedy Center). Broadway: The Testament of Mary (Assoc. to Jennifer Tipton). His work has been seen at The Guthrie, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Center Stage Baltimore, Asolo Rep, Yale Rep, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Geffen Playhouse, Miami New Drama, Berkshire Theatre Group, Chautauqua Theatre Company, People’s Light, Madison Opera, Mill City Opera and the Kennedy Center. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. www.alancedwards.com


CHRISTIAN FREDERICKSON (Sound Design) is a violist, composer, and sound designer who specializes in live music performance for theater and dance. He was a founding member and one of the principal songwriters of the Louisville, KY-based instrumental band Rachel's, who released 6 albums on Quarterstick Records between 1995 and 2003. As a solo artist, Frederickson has released five albums since 2011 and has played concerts of his own music in New York City, Seattle, Louisville, Nashville, and Zilina, Slovakia. Since moving to New York in 2004, Frederickson has worked primarily in theater and dance at a long list of theaters, notably the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Classic Stage Company, The Public Theater, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, La MaMa, Abingdon, Atlantic Stage 2, as well as regional theaters, primarily Actor's Theatre of Louisville where he has worked on 17 productions and is a regular designer at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Frederickson was trained as a classical musician, and holds degrees from The Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School.


Find out more about our production of AMERICAN MOOR, on stage from August-October 2020.



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