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Rich Rose


Rich RoseRich Rose teaches in the area of scenic design for the stage. Related courses include Introductory and Advanced Scenic Design, Drafting, Scenic Sketching and Rendering, and Computer Aided Drafting. 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 (former 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.

Recent scenic designs include Lainie Kazan presents The Great American Songbook; the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts productions of American Idiot (BroadwayWorld nomination, Best Scenic Design; L.A. Stage Scene Award, Best Production Design; L.A. Stage Scene Award, Outstanding Scenic Designer); Floyd Collins (BroadwayWorld nomination, Best Scenic Design) and Spring Awakening; the Mosaic Lizard Theater productions of Robin Hood and A Spider-Man Christmas; the national tours of In the Heat of the Night, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Mountaintop, and Steel Magnolias for L.A. Theatre Works. For Actors Co-op at the David Schall Theatre in Hollywood, Rose designed the scenery for the critically acclaimed productions of The Baker’s Wife, Summer and Smoke (Los Angeles Times Critics Choice) Our Town and A Man for All Seasons.


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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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