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Karl Eigsti Biography (1938-)
Second syllable of surname rhymes with "eye;" born September 19, 1938, in Goshen, IN; son of Orie Jacob (a scientist) and Agnes (a nutritionist; maiden name, Weaver) Eigsti; divorced from wife, 1984; children: Christina. Addresses: HOME--155 W. 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. OFFICE--One Union Square, Suite 801, New York, NY 10003.
Karl Eigsti's work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York,the New Jersey Arts and Cultural Center, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
- Birth Details
- September 19, 1938
- Goshen, Indiana, United States
- FIRST STAGE WORK--Set designer, Billy Budd, Arena Stage, Washington, DC,1964.
- FIRST NEW YORK STAGE WORK--Set designer, Bananas, Forum Theatre, 1968.
- PRINICPAL STAGE WORK; SET DESIGNER,ALL IN NEW YORK CITY UNLESSINDICATED Boesman and Lena, Circle in the Square, 1969.
- Othello, American Shakespeare Festival, American National Theatre AcademyPlayhouse, 1970.
- Inquest, Music Box Theatre, 1970.
- The House of Blue Leaves, Truck and Warehouse Theatre, 1971.
- lighting designer, Grease, Royale Theatre, 1972.
- (also lighting designer) The Passion of Antigona Perez, Cathedral of St.John the Divine, 1972.
- The Karl Marx Play, American Place Theatre, 1973.
- Nourish the Beast, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1973.
- Baba Goya, American Place Theatre, 1973.
- Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1974, then on Broadway, 1975.
- Wings, Lyceum Theatre, 1975.
- Sweet Bird of Youth, Harkness Theatre, 1975.
- Jo Anne!, Theatre of the Riverside Church, 1976.
- On-the-Lock-In, Public Theatre, 1977.
- (also costume designer) Cold Storage, Lyceum Theatre, 1977.
- Once in a Lifetime, Circle in the Square, 1978.
- Eubie!, Ambassador Theatre, 1978.
- Annie Get Your Gun, Jones Beach, Long Island, New York, 1978.
- The Diary of Anne Frank, Theatre Four, 1978.
- The Caretaker, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1979.
- Losing Time, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1979.
- Murder at the Howard Johnson's, John Golden Theatre, 1979.
- Knockout, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1979. The Curse of the Starving Class, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1980.
- The American Clock, Biltmore Theatre, 1980.
- Frimbo, Grand Central Terminal, Tracks 39-42, 1980.
- (also costume designer) Almost an Eagle, Longacre Theatre, 1982.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Royale Theatre, 1982.
- The World of Sholom Aleichem, Rialto Theatre, 1982.
- Richard II, Circle Repertory Company, Entermedia Theatre, 1982.
- Free and Clear, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.
- Amen Corner, Nederlander Theatre, 1983.
- Julius Caesar, Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1984.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Paper Mill Playhouse, Milburn, NJ, 1984.
- Alone Together, Music Box Theatre, 1984.
- Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Belasco Theatre, 1984.
- Downriver, Musical Theatre Works, 1985.
- Translations, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage, AK, 1985.
- Terra Nova, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1985.
- Also designed Dandelion Wine, New York City, 1976; Daddy, New York City,1977; 100% Alive, Los Angeles, CA, 1979; and more than 40 productions at theArena Stage, Washington, DC, as well as designs for the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY; the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI; theLos Angeles Theatre Centre, Los Angeles, CA; the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa,CA; and the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS; LIGHTING DESIGNER
- Grease, U.S. cities, 1971-80.
Credits; SET DESIGNER
- Eubie!, U.S. cities, 1979-80.
- Albee Directs Albee, U.S. cities, then world tour, 1979.
- One Mo' Time, U.S. cities, 1981-82.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, U.S. cities, 1981-83.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS PRODUCTION DESIGNER EPISODIC
- "Guests of the Nation," American Playhouse, PBS, 1981.
- "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982.
- "File on Jill Hatch," American Playhouse, PBS, 1983.
- "Solomon Northrop's Odyssey," American Playhouse, PBS, 1984.
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