Program Faculty

Camilo Alvarez
Technical Direction
Statical Engineering
calvarez@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x7924
E123O

Camilo Alvarez is the GRL branch manager in Los Angeles, California, and is responsible for the West Coast, Central and South America operations of the company. He has 16 years of experience in quality control of deep foundations. His experience includes international projects in South and... 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 »

Jonathan Casson
Faculty
jcasson@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

Jonathan Casson is the Vice President - Business Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment for Virtual Reality and Themed Entertainment. Jonathan works to identify experiential opportunities world-wide for some of the world’s most memorable and successful film, television,... Continue reading »

Lap-Chi Chu
Faculty, Lighting Design
lchu@calarts.edu
661-253-7749
E307

Recent works include Suzan-Lori Park’s new play, “Father Comes Home From the Wars” and Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves”. Regional designs for Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe,... Continue reading »

Michael Darling
Head of Technical Direction
mdarling@calarts.edu
661-291-3080
E308

Sometimes in life you need to remember people you hate and admit the fact that they have influenced you in some positive way; this is one of those times. Without naming names (because this person deserves no credit beyond a story) I want to discuss an idea that came from an intense and almost... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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