Jeremy Kumin

Bio

Created June 1, 1996 -- Last revision December 13, 2002.

Jeremy Kumin has designed the lighting for plays, musicals, opera, dance, video, fashion shows, and many other events,

As of early 2003 he will be represented on tour nationally by American Dreams: Lost and Found, a production of The Acting Company's 30th Season. in touring rep with As You Like It. He also has an ongoing Resident Lighting Designer position since 2002 with the historic theatre at St. Clement's Church. And he continues to design numerous special events through his production company Tri-Luminary, Inc.

His most recent theatrical designs include Tea For Two Productions' Gay Pride Series at St. Clement's in June 2002, for which he lit The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly! Earlier that year was Candide at the Yale Dramatic Association (rounding out a hat trick there which started with The Mystery of Edwin Drood and continued with Macbeth); and Playhouse Creatures at People's Light and Theatre rounds out the highlights since the watershed of 9/11/01.

Highlights of the late 90's include Free Food and Frontal Nudity at San Francisco's Cable Car Theatre, 431 of my Closest Friends for Jewish Repertory Theatre, Dammit, Shakespeare! at Westbeth Theatre Center, In A Clean House at the Theatre Row Theatre, The Valentine Touch for the Broadway Preview Series in North Carolina, and restaging A New York Romance at One Dream in NYC, and in Charlotte, NC after its previous previous incarnations at Altered Stages and San Francisco's Cable Car Theatre.

Another regular home for his designs, 29th Street Rep has commissioned him to light The Censor, Bobby Supreme, and their critically acclaimed productions of Pig by Tammy Ryan, and Killer Joe. Some other World Premieres have included Free Food and Frontal Nudity in Durham, NC Moonlight and Valentino by Ellen Simon, Swing! The Big Band Musical (created by Director/Choreographer Randy Skinner, whose work was seen on Broadway in Rogers & Hammerstein's State Fair), Fertile Deception and The Scales, both by Gordon Osmond, and Mary Setrakian's one woman show, A New York Romance.

In 1996 he became Lighting Designer and Production Manager for the Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians. His work with that company will debuted in Durham, NC at the Royall Arts Center in June of '98 and continued with the World Premier of Trilogy at Duke University's Reynolds Auditorium in '97. Other dance credits include recurring collaborations with the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company, and touring for two years with the American Indian Dance Theatre.

From 1996 to 2000 he was Lighting Director and Technical Director for New York City's posh supper club Laura Belle. There he was responsible for lighting over a hundred special events, including the premiere party for the movie Jackie Brown, broadcast via satellite on BET, and the 2 hour television special for WWOR celebrating the Broadway Opening of the Cole Porter musical High Society, Listening Parties for DREAM and Laura Pausini, the kickoff of Whirlpool's Gemini oven series, dot com and cosmetic launches, and the 30th Anniversary of the Technics audio brand name.

An avid fan of many different types of music, Jeremy's affiliations range from Folk-Rock legend Al Stewart to Nashville-based Rockabilly band The Billygoats to Dave's True Story. Unsigned and independent NYC artists who Jeremy has enjoyed working with include Andrew Vladeck, The Seems, Episonic, Medicine Stick, Blue Umbrella, and Bellwether.

The affiliation with Al Stewart spans another medium as well. For several years Jeremy has been collaborating with Brad Robertson (as co-conceivers) and book writer Susanne Alleyn on a musical called TRAINS featuring about 2 dozen songs by the Scottish-born Rock Balladeer. The script has undergone a couple of readings and revisions and is now being shopped to theatres for a workshop production.

He has assisted Dennis Parichy on numerous productions over a 12 year span, including most recently Book of Days at Signature Theatre, Sorrows and Rejoicings at Second Stage, transferring Talley's Folly to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Valley Song at the Kennedy Center, and the Tony-nominated lighting for Redwood Curtain on Broadway. He also worked as an assistant to Richard Pilbrow and Dawn Chiang on the national touring company of Show Boat




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