S. Katy Tucker (Video and Projection Designer)
Katy Tucker is a video and projections designer based in New York City. Katy began her career as a painter and installation artist, exhibiting her work at a variety of galleries, such as The Corcoran Museum in Washington, DC and Artist’s Space in New York City. In 2003, as her video installations became more “theatrical,” Katy shifted her focus to video and projection design for the stage.
Since 2003, Katy has worked all over the US and world including Broadway, Off-Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, Carnegie Hall, The Park Avenue Armory, BAM, Disney World, Kennedy Center, San Francisco Opera, Denver Center, Alley Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Julliard School and more.
Upcoming productions include: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at San Francisco Opera, directed by Petrika Ionesco, 21c LIEDERABEND at BAM with Beth Morrison Projects & VisionIntoArt, the musical EXCALIBUR with Francesca Zambello at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland, THE EDNA PROJECT with Mindy Cooper, THE POE PROJECT with Larry Edelson and Sam Helfrich, and LA DESCENTE D’ORPHEE AUX ENFERS for the Gotham Chamber Opera with Andrew Eggers.
Recent productions include: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, where Tucker joined forces again with the amazing David Robertson to create a holistic environmental experience, AGING MAGICIAN created by Paola Prestini, Rinde Eckert and directed by Julian Crouch at HERE, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE starring Sam Ramey at Opera Omaha, THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA with James Marvel at the University of Tennessee, ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY by composer Frank Wildhorn, CAPTURE/RELEASE with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Paola Prestini for the River to River festival. CARMINA BURANA, a 3-D spectacle at Carnegie Hall, SONGS FROM THE UPROAR by composer Missy Mazzoli, GOTTERDAEMMERUNG and HEART OF A SOLDIER at San Francisco Opera with Francesca Zambello, OCEAN’S KINGDOM, a new ballet by Sir Paul McCartney and Peter Martins at the New York City Ballet, and The 5th ANNIVERSARY GALA at the Park Avenue Armory by Marcus Doshi. Throughout the 2012-2013 season, Katy worked for The Metropolitan Opera, helping to re-create old projection artwork and transforming it into an improved digital format for repertory operas like: OTELLO, LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, and Francesca Zambello’s LES TROYENS.
Katy is a member of Black Ship, a small group of innovative creators that fuse arts and entertainment in a variety of venues. She is also a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design, a collective of artists, designers, writers, and thinkers committed to the practice of collaboration in theatrical design. In 2006, Katy co-founded with partner Alexandra Morton, beatbox designs, a New York and LA based interdisciplinary design firm that re-thinks and re-works the boundaries between art, architecture, entertainment and experience. Katy resides in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Joshua Frankel (Film Designer)
Joshua Frankel is a director, animator and visual artist whose work responds to the urban environment with a boyish sense of wonder, an idiosyncratic eye for detail, and a conceptual and aesthetic interest in the act of collage.
His most recent film, Plan Of The City, combined animation with live action footage to tell a story of buildings blasting off into space and resettling on Mars; it was called “Gorgeous” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker.
Frankel has also created over twelve thousand square feet of public murals in collaboration with his wife, Eve Biddle, designed projections for musicals at Lincoln Center and on Broadway, and directed YouTube videos commissioned by President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
His work has been presented recently at institutions including BAM, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Public Art in Sweden, the Annecy International Festival of Animation and the recent UN World Urban Forum.
Maruti Evans (Scenic and Lighting Designer)
Maruti Evans has worked as a set designer in opera, theater and dance for the last 12 years. He has been nominated for the Drama Desk Awards in Outstanding Lighting Design with Godlight Theater Co. in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for the 59E59 productions: In the Heat of the Night, Slaughterhouse 5 and Blindness. He has also been nominated for Audelco awards for Best Lighting and Set Design for Relativity with Ensemble Studio Theater and Noon Day Sun with Diverse City Theater, and is a nominee for Bessie Awards Best Lighting and Set Design (Relativity with Ensemble Studio Theater).
A senior audio engineer at NYC’s own le Poisson Rouge, Garth specializes in minimal amplification and spacial surround sound design for new music multimedia classical and opera. His credits include a wide spectrum of artists and composers such as Terry Riley, Phillip Glass, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Paola Prestini, Erykah Badu, and many more. In 2012 he engineered 3 of the top 4 Classical/Opera events of the year- Time Out New York. “Unseen but felt: the sound engineering, by Garth MacAleavey, is aggressive, and at times bombastic, in ways that complement the work. Amplified voices grow strident at peaks. The opera’s ending comes awash in electric distortion.” – The New York Times