Today’s guest is scenic and lighting designer David Arsenault. David and Cory discuss the pros and cons of living in New York City…from broken down subways, to lugging your own scenery through midtown, to dreaming of the suburbs. They discuss shows on their bucket list and offer a mini class in website and resume do’s and don’ts, including why you should never attach balloons to your resume. Pay attention…there will be a quiz!
David L. Arsenault is a scenic and lighting designer for theatre and opera. Recent NYC credits include the New York Times Critic’s Picks Handle With Care and The Awake. In NYC, he has worked with the Play Company, kef Productions, New Federal Theatre, and the Working Theatre among many others. Regionally, his work has been seen at the Bucks County Playhouse, Hudson Stage Company, Geva Theatre, The Kitchen Theatre Company, Gulfshore Playhouse, No Rules Theatre Company, UrbanArias, and the Merry Go Round Playhouse. As an associate, David worked with director/designer John Doyle on the NYC revival of Sondheim’s Passion at Classic Stage Company and The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. As a design assistant, he has worked for Santo Loquasto, Andrew Jackness, Wilson Chin, Alexander Dodge and David Korins. David has spent summers in the scenic design studio at the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival and in the props department at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. In 2011, David was nominated for the American Theatre Wing’s Hewes Design Award for his work on First Prize by Israela Margalit, directed by Margarett Perry. In 2013, along with director Alan Paul and costume designer Sydney Gallas, David was a finalist for the European Opera Directing Prize and traveled to Vienna to represent their production concept for Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. He is a graduate of Ithaca College.