Today’s guest is the very lovely, multi-talented Caite Hevner Kemp! Equally adept at designing scenery and projections, Caite talks about being a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design, the pros and cons of designing two disciplines for one show and her academic adventures from FSU to Yale to NYU. Cory and Caite also cover topics new to the podcast like rules and regulations surrounding the documenting of our work, what it’s like being married to someone who does the same thing you do, and the importance of staying healthy and eating right while living the freelance lifestyle. (hint: it doesn’t involve cheeseburgers after tech.) See how many jumping jacks you can do throughout the episode. We’re saving lives people!!
Caite’s scenic and/or projection design credits include Smokey Joe’s Café (Arena Stage), Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane Theatre), My Mother Has 4 Noses (Guthrie Theatre/The Duke), Surviving Twin (Playmakers Rep), The Farnsworth Invention, (Bergen Stages), Triassic Parq (Off-Broadway), The Recommendation (The Flea Theater), Short Stuff 7 (The Barrow Group), Eurydice (Barnard College), La Scala di Seta and Il Cambiale di Matrimonio (The Juilliard School), Futurology (Theatre at St. Clements), Miss Lilly Get Boned, Billy Witch and My Base and Scurvy Heart (Studio 42), Friends Don’t Let Friends (Less Than Rent/Walkerspace), The Myths We Need (Purple Rep at The Monkey), Refrain (The Wild Project), My Way and Little Shop of Horrors (Infinity Theatre Company), RENT (Yale Dramat), The Tenth Floor (NYMF), The Further Adventures of Suzanne and Monica (Chautauqua Theater Company), The Hairy Ape (Columbia Stages), Son of a Gun (Off-Broadway), MARCH (Red Fern Theatre Company), La Traviata (Hubbard Hall Opera Theater) and The Laramie Project (Ramapo College).
Associate/Assistant work on Broadway for Waiting For Godot/No Man’s Land, Macbeth, Grace, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short and Off-Broadway for Little Miss Sunshine, Angels in America and Venice for designers including Beowulf Boritt, Zak Borovay, David Gallo, Michael Counts, Ian William Galloway, Wendall Harrington, Aaron Rhyne, and Mark Wendland
Caite holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, a Graduate Certificate from Yale School of Drama, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University. She is a resident artist at Studio 42. and an adjunct faculty member at Ramapo College, teaching scenic design.