Christopher Akerlind
Faculty, Lighting Design
cakerlind@calarts.edu

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 Paula Vogel’s new play INDECENT (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Sting’s musical THE LAST... Continue reading »

Cristian Amigo
Faculty, Sound Design
camigo@calarts.edu
661-291-3053
E103B

Cristian Amigo is an American and Latinx sound/music/noise composer, designer, musician/guitarist, and audio producer for theater, immersive environments, movement, free jazz/blues/new music/R&B/rock/world music bands and ensembles, opera, installation, and film/video. He is interested in... Continue reading »

Mecca Andrews
Faculty, Movement
mandrews@calarts.edu

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 »

Deborah Aquilla
Faculty
661-253-7853
E123-O

After graduating from NYU's TISCH SCHOOL of the ARTS and THE STELLA ADLER CONSERVATORY, Deborah Aquila worked on the first two seasons of "MIAMI VICE" and several feature films including Michael Mann's "MAN HUNTER" and "THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE,” as an associate. Her independent... Continue reading »

Christopher Barreca
Head of Scene Design
Robert Corrigan Chair
cbarreca@calarts.edu
661-222-2704
E123P

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 »

Camille Benda
Head of Costume Design
cbenda@calarts.edu
661-291-2061
E103B1

With over 20 years experience working in film, theatre and commercials, Camille Benda has enjoyed the process of supporting directors, producers and actors in realizing their creative vision through costume. Camille’s research-led design approach started with a love of art history and... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
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