Scott Pask: Scripts in Space
Scott Pask is one of the world’s most sought-after and celebrated scenic designers. His credits include Tony Award–winning designs for The Pillowman, Tom Stoppard’s epic trilogy The Coast of Utopia, and the hit musical The Book of Mormon; he has designed more than 45 Broadway productions—among them Finding Neverland, Something’s Rotten, and Pippin—including seven that ran simultaneously this past season. Pask’s work has also been seen Off Broadway, in London’s West End and National Theatre and at the Metropolitan Opera, and he is the first American to design scenery for Cirque du Soleil.
Scott Pask earned his MFA in the highly selective scenic design program at Yale University’s prestigious School of Drama and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2014 by the University of Arizona, where he had earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture. As an architecture student, Pask wanted be more of a spatial storyteller, a space maker who could interpret text three–dimensionally. As a scenic designer he endeavors to draw out the essence of a text and to create environments for the spoken words.
Supported by the Rouse Visiting Artist Fund.
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