ABOUT

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JEFF LARSON is a designer, curator, director, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. 

For the past eight years, Jeff has been collaborating with and designing projections for Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand (Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award); Supernatural Wife (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Walker Arts Center); Man in a Case, featuring Mikhael Baryshnikov (Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep); Alan Smithee Directed This Play (Les Subsistances, Lyon, FR; BAM Harvey; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; Hau 2, Berlin); 17c (BAM Harvey; Philly Fringe; Hau 2; The Old Vic). Jeff collabored with Suzanne Bocanegra to create a live performance visual design for David Lang's Darker at MASS MoCA (subsequently performed at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and at EMPAC).  Jeff's designs have also been featured in productions at these venues: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Berkeley Rep, The Perelman Theater, Hartford Stage, The Joyce Theater, Walker Arts Center, Soho Rep, Irish Repertory Theater and Dance Theater Workshop.   

Together with Andrew and Caleb Hammons, Jeff curates the CATCH performance series, a nomadic, interdisciplinary, rough and ready, performance event.  CATCH originated at Galapagos Art Space in 2003 and has since migrated to a variety of NY venues--The Invisible Dog, La MaMa E.T.C., P.S. 122, Center for Performance Research, The Bushwick Starr, Abrons Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Knockdown Center--and nationally to venues and festivals including: a week-long residency at Mount Tremper Arts, Basillica Hudson (Hudson, NY), The Bryant Lake Bowl (Minneapolis, MN), The Neighborhood House (Philadelphia, PA), BOK as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, TBA Festival (Portland, OR) and the FuseBox Festival (Austin, TX). In August of 2013, Catch enjoyed a weeklong residency at Mount Tremper Arts in the Catskills.

In 2015, Jeff served a Director of Photograpy for the film Screamers, directed by Brian RogersIn 2014 Jeff served as the Art Department Coordinator for Lake Lucille Project's I Am a Seagull, directed by Brian Mertes and Alex Harvey.  Both films premiered in 2018.

In 2010, Jeff directed Andrew Dinwiddie as evangelical preacher Jimmy Swaggart in the critically acclaimed Get Mad at Sin!, at the Chocolate Factory Theater.  Subsequently, GMAS! set up shop at the Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX followed by a raucus run at PICA's Time Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, and made a final appearance at the San Diego Museum of Art's Summer Salon in 2012.

In 2008, Jeff co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival, a two week long festival of performances, events, discussions, classes and parties located all over NYC and beyond--to rural Pennsylvania and even Baltimore, MD.  Jeff was also an pioneering member of Movement Research's Artist Advisory Council, from 2009-2010. 

Jeff workled for ten years as the Supervisor for Second Year Production for Graduate Theater Production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and was an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Design for Stage and Film at NYU.  Jeff has also taught upper level acting at The Experimental Theater Wing in Tisch's Undergraduate Drama Department, and video design as a visiting faculty member at Bennington College.  Jeff is currently the Resident Designer and Production Manager at Hamilton College.