Artist Bio

Takeshi Kata

(Bio as of March 2011)

Takeshi Kata most recently collaborated with the Goodman on God of Carnage during the 2010/2011 Season. His Chicago design credits include The Seafarer (directed by Randall Arney) and The Tempest (directed by Tina Landau) at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His off-Broadway credits include The Adding Machine (directed by David Cromer) at Minetta Lane Theatre; Port Authority (directed by Henry Wishcamper), Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet (directed by Neil Pepe) and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Atlantic Theater Company; Orson’s Shadow (directed by David Cromer) at Barrow Street Theatre; and Doris to Darlene (directed by Les Waters) at Playwrights Horizons. Regional credits include Henry IV, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Candida (directed by James Bohnen) and Twelfth Night (directed by William Brown) at American Players Theatre; and work at the Alley Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, the Geffen Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe, Skylight Opera Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre. Internationally he designed Grey Gardens (directed by Amon Miyamoto) at Theatre Creation in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kata is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Theatre.

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