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WSD2017|A Midsummer Night's Dream
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers

United States of America

Christopher Pickart

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

Set in a dream from the very beginning of the play, the environment was meant to explore the fluidities of dreamscapes. Like a dream which may change at any moment, the set was a simple “Yves Klein blue” inspired void, riddled with surprises and hidden complexities. Doors rising from the floor, hidden compartments, and ever-changing landscapes created a magical world to highlight the complete beauty and absurdity that is love.

Christopher Pickart

Chris has designed numerous productions Off-Broadway including the critically acclaimed "End of the World Party" at the 47th Street Theatre, and "Always.... Patsy Cline" at the Variety Arts Theatre. Other Off-Broadway shows include the long running "Perfect Crime", "The Bench", "Between Daylight and Booneville", "Washington Heights", "Savage in Limbo", and "Independence". Regionally, Chris has designed over 150 shows at theatres across the U.S.. Recent designs include productions at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Tony Award winning Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Virginia Stage Company, Olney Theatre Centre in DC, and Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles among many others. In 1997-1999 Chris was the recipient of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group’s Young Designers’ Fellowship. Chris has been nominated in the Outstanding Scenic Design category twice for the Barrymore Awards in Philadelphia and twice for the Kevin Kline Awards in St. Louis, which he won in 2005.

Email Address: cpickart@utk.edu

Theatre Company The Clarence Brown Theatre

The Premiere Date of Production 2015-02-20

The Premiere Space of Production The Clarence Brown Theatre

Author William Shakespeare

Director/ Choreographer John Sipes

Set Designer Christopher Pickart

Lighting Designer John Ambersone

Costume Designer Marianne Custer

Sound Designer Curtis Craig

Projection and Multi-Media Designer Christopher Pickart, Frank Mcquilkin