Jan Versweyveld (born 1958) is a Belgian theatre set designer, scenographer and lighting designer.
Jan Versweyveld studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Together with his husband Ivo van Hove, who he met in 1980,he created two theatre groups in the early 1980s: "Akt/Vertikaal" and "Toneelproducties De Tijd". Versweyveld then started working as scenographer for the Zuidelijk Toneel in Eindhoven in 1990, with Ivo van Hove as the director of the company.
In 2001 he became the head of scenography and the main designer for Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Versweyveld has been a scenographer for dance company Rosas and for opera houses including La Monnaie, Palais Garnier, the Vlaamse Opera and the Dutch National Opera, and a guest lecturer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
Apart from his work for the Zuidelijk Toneel and the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, he has also worked for many international theatres, including the New York Theatre Workshop, Teatro Real in Spain, the Companhia Nacional do Bailado in Portugal, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, the Munich Kammerspiele and the Schaubühne (Germany), Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe and Comédie-Française in France, the Grand Theatre, Warsaw in Poland, and the Royal National Theatre, Wyndham's Theatre and the Young Vic in the UK.
Versweyveld was also the set and lighting designer for Lazarus, the musical by David Bowie and Ivo van Hove, and for Network , the play by Lee Hall. Since 2005, he also works as a photographer.
In 2019 he was the scenographer for Camp: Notes on Fashion , the yearly Met Gala Exhibition at the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director.
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A View from the Bridge is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was first staged on September 29, 1955, as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The run was unsuccessful, and Miller subsequently revised the play to contain two acts; this version is the one with which audiences are most familiar. The two-act version premiered in the New Watergate theatre club in London's West End under the direction of Peter Brook on October 11, 1956.
This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design for outstanding lighting design of a play or musical. The award was first presented in 1970. Since 2005, the category was divided into Lighting Design in a Play and Lighting Design in a Musical with each genre receiving its own award.
Simon Stephens is an English playwright, and Professor of Scriptwriting at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having taught on the Young Writers' Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where four of his plays, Harper Regan,Motortown, Wastwater, and Birdland had their U.S. premieres. His writing is widely performed throughout Europe and, along with Dennis Kelly and Martin Crimp, he is one of the most performed English-language writers in Germany.
Paule Constable is a British lighting designer. She won the 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2020 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design. She was also a nominee for four further productions and for a 2007 Tony Award on Broadway. In 2011 she won the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a play for War Horse.
The Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design is an annual award presented by The Society of London Theatre in recognition of achievements in commercial British theatre. The awards were established as the Society of West End Theatre Awards in 1976, and, renamed in 1984 in honour of English actor Lord Olivier.
Richard Hudson is a Zimbabwean stage designer best known for his work for The Lion King, which won him the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art.
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Rick Fisher is an American lighting designer, known for his work with Stephen Daldry on Billy Elliot the Musical and An Inspector Calls. He is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Dickinson College, but has been based in the UK for the last 30 years.
Peter Mumford is an international lighting designer who trained at the Central School of Art in London. He won Laurence Olivier Awards for his work, in 1995 and 2003.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to stagecraft:
Ivo van Hove is a Belgian theatre director known as the artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam in the Netherlands and for his Off-Broadway avant-garde experimental theatre productions. On Broadway, he has directed productions of A View from the Bridge, The Crucible, Network, and West Side Story.
Antonius Cornelis "Ton" Lutz was a Dutch actor and artistic leader. His two younger brothers, Luc and Pieter, were also actors, as well as his nephew Joris Lutz. He was married to actress Ann Hasekamp.
Sean Kenny was an Irish theatre and film scenic designer, costume designer, lighting designer and director.
Katja Mira Herbers is a Dutch actress. She is best known for portraying Dr. Helen Prins on the WGN America drama series Manhattan (2014–2015), Emily Grace in the HBO science fiction drama series Westworld (2018–2020), and Dr. Kristen Bouchard in the CBS supernatural drama series Evil (2019–present).
Jonathan Richard Driscoll is an English Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated theatre projection designer and lighting designer working in the West End and on Broadway. He is a Technical Associate of the National Theatre in London.
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