Kevin Rigdon Biography (1956-)

Born February 17, 1956; son of Donald Lee (a market analyst) and Arlene Mae (a personnel manager; maiden name, Rybak) Rigdon; married Elizabeth Anne Shepherd (a writer), April 23, 1983. Addresses: Office: School of Theatre,University of Houston, Houston, TX.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Lighting designer, scenery designer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Work
  • Lighting Designer
  • Edmond, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1982
  • The Tooth of Crime, Remains Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1982
  • The Beckett Project, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1982-1983
  • Gardenia, Goodman Theatre, 1982-1983
  • And a Nightingale Sang, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City,1983
  • True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Moby Dick, Remains Theatre, 1983
  • Glengarry Glen Ross, Goodman Theatre, 1983-1984 then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1984 later (also set designer) Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1984-1985
  • Balm in Gilead, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Landscape of the Body, Walter McGinn Theatre, John Cazale Theatre,New York City, 1984
  • Avner the Eccentric, Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1984-1985 thenSamuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Orphans, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, then Westside ArtsTheatre, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Prairie du chien and The Shawl (double-bill), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1985-1986
  • The Government Inspector, Goodman Theatre, 1985-1986
  • Streamers, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington,DC, 1985-1986
  • The Caretaker, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1986
  • Danger: Memory!, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1987
  • Road, Annex, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1988
  • Speed-the-Plow, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988 then Eisenhower Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1989-1990
  • Our Town, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1988-1989
  • Ghetto, Circle in the Square, 1989
  • Oh, Hell (double-bill with Direction), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1989
  • Our Country's Good, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1989-1990
  • The Grapes of Wrath, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City,1992
  • Oleanna, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Buried Child, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Travesties, Neuhaus Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1999
  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, c. 1999, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • As Bees in Honey Drown, Alley Theatre, 2000
  • Lighting designer for Edmond, Eh, Joe, and The Woolgatherer, all Goodman Theatre; The Hiding Place, Virginia Museum Theatre, Richmond; and Traps, Remains Theatre; also lighting designer for Absent Friends, Arms and the Man, Balm in Gilead, Bonjour, La, Bonjour, The Caretaker, Death of a Salesman, TheDumb Waiter, Exit the King, The Glass Menagerie, LooseEnds, No Man's Land, Of Mice and Men, Our Late Night, The Quiet Jeanie Green, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Sandbar Flatland, Savages, The Sea Horse, True West, and Waiting for the Parade, all Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Gideon's Point, The Melody of the Glittering Parrot, and Theatre of the Film Noir, all Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.
  • Set Designer
  • The Beckett Project, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1982-1983
  • Jungle Coup, Goodman Theatre, 1982-1983
  • Balm in Gilead, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Orphans, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, then Westside ArtsTheatre, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Streamers, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington,DC, 1985-1986
  • The Caretaker, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1986
  • The Grapes of Wrath, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • The Song of Jacob Zulu, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • The Old Neighborhood, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998
  • Travesties, Neuhaus Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1999
  • Twelfth Night, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, 1999
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 1999
  • American Buffalo, Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 2000 then London production.
  • As Bees in Honey Drown, Alley Theatre, 2000
  • Also set designer for Absent Friends, Arms and the Man, Balm in Gilead, Bonjour, La, Bonjour, The Caretaker, Death of a Salesman, The Dumb Waiter, Exit the King, The Glass Menagerie, Loose Ends, No Man's Land, Of Mice and Men, Our Late Night, The Quiet Jeanie Green, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Sandbar Flatland, Savages, TheSea Horse, True West, and Waiting for the Parade, all Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Gideon's Point, The Melody of the Glittering Parrot, and Theatre of the Film Noir, all Williamstown TheatreFestival, Williamstown, MA.
  • Designer
  • Production designer for The Glass Menagerie, Romeo and Juliet, and Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, all Theatre at University ofHouston, Houston. Designer for The American Dream, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Black Coffee, The Crucible, The Cryptogram, The Greeks, Gross Indecency, How I Learned to Drive, Inherit the Wind, In the Jungle of Cities, Lemonade,Mere Mortals, The Nerd, Our Town, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Zoo Story, all Alley Theatre; The Grapes of Wrath and Speed-the-Plow, both Royal National Theatre, London; and The Man Who Came to Dinner, Barbican Theatre, London; Bobby Gould in Hell, Distant Fires, Lemonade, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Trafficking in Broken Hearts, True Nature of Love, and Unidentified Human Remains, all off-Broadway productions; and for London productions, including Orphans and Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants. Associate designer for Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, both Alley Theatre. Also designer for productions at Alliance Theatre; American Repertory Theatre; Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel; Cleveland Playhouse; Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC; Houston Shakespeare Festival; La Jolla Playhouse; Old Globe Theatre; Shakespeare Repertory Theatre; Stages Repertory Theatre; and festival theaters of Perth and Sydney, Australia.
  • Major Tours
  • Lighting designer, Glengarry Glen Ross, U.S. cities, 1985-1986
  • Television Lighting Designer
  • Episodic
  • "Our Town," Great Performances, PBS, 1989
  • "The Grapes of Wrath," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Theatre Crafts, February, 1987, p. 28; March, 1991, p. 40

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