BPMC: Caite Hevner Kemp: Designing Sets And Projections Surviving Twin at Playmakers Repertory Company

BPMC: Caite Hevner Kemp: Designing Sets And Projections

Caite Hevner Kemp*, a New York-based scenic and projections designer, joins Otto Driscoll on the panel titled “Designers Who Do Double Duty,” at the Broadway Projection Master Classes in NYC, June 2-3, 2014. These two talented young designers will discuss why they chose to pursue two different design disciplines and what their experience has been as designers who move back and forth (sometimes designing both at once). 

For example, Kemp designed both the set and projections for a production of Surviving Twin  at Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC. “I designed seven surfaces made of found objects, all on different planes,” she explains “The top two panels extended up and over the first rows of audience.  We were able find hang positions so that we could run this show from two projectors, one hitting the four onstage panels, and one hitting the three overhead panels. We used QLab3 to isolate each panel as a separate surface, so that we could easily put content on each panel individually, as well as easily switch which on panels content was appearing during the tech process. Having separated into surfaces was also a huge help, as we scenically adjusted positions of panels, we could easily move the corner pins to adjust to fit, without reprogramming.”


Surviving Twin at Playmakers Rep

Join Kemp and an incredible faculty of projection designers and technical experts at the 2014 BPMC… or register for all three Broadway Master Classes and make it a winning trifecta:

BLMC: May 30-June 1 (includes a ticket to Rocky)

BPMC: June 2-3 (includes a ticket to Here Lies Love)

BSMC: June 4-6 (includes a ticket to Bullets Over Broadway)


* Caite Hevner Kemp/Bio/credits: Off-Broadway (selected): My Mother Has 4 Noses, the Duke on 42nd Street; Triassic Parq, Soho Playhouse; Jukebox Jackie, La Mama; Honky, Urban Stages; Son of a Gun, Theater Row. New York (selected): Hansel and Gretel, The Little Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall; Game Play, Ars Nova; Tales from My Parents’ Divorce, The Civilians; La Scala di Seta, and Il Cambiale di Matrimonio, The Juilliard School; The Recommendation, The Flea Theater; Miss Lilly Gets Boned, Billy Witch, and My Base and Scurvy Heart, Studio 42. Regional (selected): Arena Stage, Playmakers Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson, Chautauqua Theater Company, Bergen Stages, Infinity Theatre Company, Yale Dramat, Greenwich Music Festival. Kemp has been an associate designer on many productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. She is an adjunct faculty member at Ramapo College, teaching scenic design, earned her MFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and is also a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Florida State University. Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design

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