Jake Kavanagh is an MFA candidate in Design at University of Idaho. He currently teaches theatre design and technology at Durham Academy, in Durham, NC.
He most recently designed lighting for BrightStar at PlayMakers Repertory Company and has designed scenery/lighting regionally in Chicago, Dallas, Maine, Massachusetts, and on both the east and west coast of Florida.
Other recent design work has been in entertainment and event design.
Art Direction with Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Design for Super Bowl Halftime shows for Bruce Springsteen, Black Eyed Peas and The Who (nominated for Emmy and Art Directors Guild awards).
Art Direction for Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball, CMA awards, People’s Choice Awards, live concerts for Eminem and Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Beyoncé at Glastonbury festival and Ivete Sangalo at Madison Square Garden.
Production design for comedy tours hosted by Kevin Hart and Marlon Wayans.
Event Design for Axe Body Spray at Playboy Mansion, Intel, Nike, Maybelline, and Gillette.
Jake graduated from the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.