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Rich Rose

Professor; Vice Chair, Graduate Studies

Rich RoseRich Rose teaches in the area of scenic design for the stage. Related courses include Introduction to Design, Drafting, Scenic Rendering and Computer Aided Design. Rose is also the author of books on computer-aided design, drafting and sketching for the stage.

As the resident scenic designer at the award-winning Back Alley Theater for several years, Rose designed numerous productions for Artistic Directors Alan Miller and Laura Zucker (current L.A. County Arts Commissioner) including Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Ringers; The Fox; In the Sweet Bye and Bye, starring Rue McLanahan; Days and Nights Within; and Found a Peanut, for which he received DramaLogue and L.A. Weekly awards for scenic design.

More recent credits include designing gala tribute nights for Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll and film producer Jake Eberts (Gandhi, Dances With Wolves, The Year of Living Dangerously, A River Runs Through It), and consulting with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on the multi-million-dollar renovation of the historic John Anson Ford Theater stage in Hollywood.

Current scenic designs include Lainie Kazan presents The Great American Songbook; the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts productions of American Idiot, Floyd Collins (Ovation Award winner for Best Musical Large Theater and Best Director Musical Large Theater; BroadwayWorld nomination for best scenic design) and Spring Awakening (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award winner for Best Director Musical Large Theater); the Mosaic Lizard Theater productions of Robin Hood and A Spider-Man Christmas; the national tours of In the Heat of the Night and Judgment at Nuremberg for L.A. Theatre Works; and for Actors Co-op at the David Schall Theatre in Hollywood, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles production of Joseph Stein’s and Stephen Schwartz’s rarely performed cult musical The Baker’s Wife, Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke (Los Angeles Times Critics Choice) and Our Town.


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Myung Hee Cho

Professor of Stage Design; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion;
head of the graduate design program

Myung Hee ChoMyung Hee Cho is an acclaimed set and costume designer for theater, opera, dance and other special productions. She recently designed the set and costumes for Golden Fairytale Fanfare, the opening show at the new Shanghai Disney Resort; The Thieving Magpie at Glimmerglass Opera; The Marriage of Figaro at Washington National Opera and the set design for Trojan Women, a new Korean opera at the National Theater of Korea. Her current projects include the set design for Trans Scripts at American Repertory Theater and The Body of the World at Manhattan Theater Club.

Cho has designed many world premieres including the musical Stuck Elevator at American Conservatory Theater; the Off-Broadway production and North American national tour of WIT; The Public Theater production and North American national tour of Lackawanna Blues; Black Odyssey at Denver Center Theater; Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler at The Linney Theatre in New York, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; Extraordinary Chambers at Geffen Playhouse; 36 Views at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and The Public; Awaking for Singapore Theatre Festival; The National Broadway Company, TheaterWorks, Singapore; Yellow Face for Mark Taper Forum and The Public Theater; System Wonderland and The Piano Teacher at South Coast Repertory; Citizen 13559 at the Kennedy Center; The Golden Mickeys for Disney Creative Entertainment/Hong Kong; Open Window for Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre; and Flight and Distant Shore at Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Other selected credits include Miss Julie at Geffen Playhouse; The Magic Flute at the Canadian Opera Company; The Good Person of Szechuan at the Landestheater Linz, in Linz, Austria; and Le nozze di Figaro at the Chicago Opera Theater.

She served as the art director for VDAY: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, 2000-04. She designed all print media and benefit productions for The Vagina Monologues at Madison Square Garden, Apollo Theatre, Wiltern Theatre and Masonic Center.

In 1996, Cho received a Princess Grace Award and was an artist-in-residence at The Public Theater/NYSF. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and Yale School of Drama.

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