Professor – Lighting Design
Member United Scenic Artists 829
Over the past 40 years Kenton has designed, produced or directed more than 700 productions for Theatre, Dance, Music, Industrials, Festivals, Architecture, and Touring Productions both nationally and internationally.
His theatre design credits include work for: Denver Center Theatre Co, Milwaukee Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Walnut Street Theatre, St Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Shakespeare, Riverside Theatre, The Clarence Brown Theatre, Virginia Stage Co, Arden Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Rep, PlayMakers Rep, Arkansas Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Theatre by the Sea, Pennsylvania Stage, National Shakespeare Co, Camden Shakespeare Co, The Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts, and American Music Theatre Festival.
Kenton has designed corporate events for IBM, AIG International, The Olympic Ski Team, University of Tennessee, Vermont Fine Wine and Food Festival, and ESPN.
He has also designed concerts for Suzanne Vega, Dave Matthews, John Prine, They Might Be Giants, George Winston, The Kronos Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, The Roches Charles Mingus Big Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Winston, Slide Hampton, Canadian Brass, Jonny Clegg, James Carter, Sweet Honey in the Rock and, Stephane Grappelli.
As an educator, he has taught over 100 master classes at more than 40 Universities, served on the faculty at Penn State, and was Chair/Artistic Director of Interlochen Arts Camps’ Department of Theater. He has taught lighting design workshops abroad in; India, Germany, The Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, France, Wales, Vietnam, and Holland.
He is also owner and creator of Yeagerlabs, a company specializing in innovative ways of teaching theatre in the classroom; see what it’s about at www.yeagerlabs.com.