Christopher Akerlind
Faculty, School of Theater
Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind has designed lighting, and occasionally scenery, for over 650 productions at theater, opera, and dance companies across the country and around the world. Recent work includes the Waiting for Godot for TFANA, Lynn Nottage’s play Clyde’s on Broadway and at the Mark... Continue reading »

Cristian Amigo
Faculty, School of Theater
Sound Design

Cristian Amigo is a Latinx composer, sound artist/designer, guitarist, producer, and educator. Amigo is a sound faculty member in the Experience Design and Production Program at the CalArts School of Theater. Amigo’s awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (music... Continue reading »

Mecca Andrews
Faculty, Movement

Mecca Vazie Andrews works in a variety of contexts within the arts and education. In 2007, she established mecca v.a & The MOVEMENT movement in an effort to explore experimental dance, sound, and theater techniques revolving around social practice, utilizing progressive movements as a... Continue reading »

Bill Ballou
Production Manager
Faculty, School of Theater

Bill Ballou has worked behind the scenes in theater, film, and related industries since the early 1970’s. He is happy to be back at CalArts, where he was the Technical Director in the School of Theater from 1998-2003. He worked as the Technical Director at REDCAT from 2005-2023.

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Shaurjya Banerjee
Faculty, School of Theater

Shaurjya Banerjee is a kinetic sculptor, fabricator, electronics designer, drone pilot and amateur astronomer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is centered around the intersection of old and new media technologies, and provoking conversations about... Continue reading »

Christopher Barreca
Faculty, School of Theater
Scene Design

Christopher Barreca was the Scenic Designer for the CalArts Center for New Performance's production of King Lear, both in its world premiere at the Brewery in Los Angeles in 2002 and in France at the Frictions Festival, sponsored by Theatre Dijon Bourgogne. Mr. Barreca has designed over 150... Continue reading »

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