Christopher Acebo

Christopher Acebo, Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), will discuss the art of theater set design at the Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtTalk on First Friday, June 5.

The hour-long talk, with Bob Keefer moderating, begins at 5:30 p.m. at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway. This free talk takes place during Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk and is open to the public.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating may be limited, so arrive early.

Acebo, who is also an Oregon Arts Commissioner, is a career theatrical designer. He designed the 2012 Christopher Acebo's set for the 2013 production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” which transferred to Broadway – with Acebo again designing the show – in 2014, winning two Tony Awards including Best Play.

Acebo designs three shows at Oregon Shakespeare Festival each season. His designs at OSF include King Lear, A Streetcar Named Desire (right), The Language Archive, The Imaginary Invalid, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, and numerous other productions.

His work has also been seen at Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Pasadena Playhouse, East West Players, Portland Center Stage, Missouri Rep, San Diego Rep and Sledgehammer, among other regional theaters.

From 2000 to 2006, Acebo was an ensemble member of Cornerstone Theatre Company, which was founded by Bill Rauch, now artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and by playwright Alison Carey, who now directs OSF’s American Revolutions new-play program.

This ArtTalk is sponsored by Lane Arts Council, CenturyLink, and Oregon Contemporary Theatre.

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