Program Faculty

Christopher Akerlind
Faculty, School of Theater
Lighting Design
cakerlind@calarts.edu
307

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, School of Theater
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 »

Shaurjya Banerjee
Faculty, School of Theater
sbanerjee@calarts.edu
307

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
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 »

Jose Luis Blondet
Faculty, School of Theater
Theater History
jblondet@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

José Luis Blondet is Curator of Special Initiatives at LACMA, where he has organized the exhibitions Not I: Throwing Voices 1500 BCE – 2020; Merce Cunningham, Clouds and Screens (2018); Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity (2016); Various Small Fires (Working Documents) (2015); and Compass... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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