Kenton's Bio - Who Is This Guy?

Kenton Yeager:

Member United Scenic Artists

Over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for the Corporate World, Theatre, Dance, Music, Weddings, Industrials, Churches, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally.

His theatre design credits include work for: Milwaukee Rep, St Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Clarence Brown Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Virginia Stage Co, Arden Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, PlayMakers Rep, Theater Des Halles, 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 concerts for Suzanne Vega, Dave Matthews, John Prine, They Might Be Giants, George Winston, The Kronos Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, The Roches, The Charles Mingus Big Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Winston, Slide Hampton, The Canadian Brass, Jonny Clegg, James Carter, Sweet Honey in the Rock and, Stephane Grappelli.

Kenton has also designed cooperate events for IBM, AIG International, The Olympic Ski Team, University of Tennessee, Vermont Fine Wine and Food Festival, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and ESPN.

His design in the dance field includes works by Eric Hawkings, David Dorfman, Dan Wagner, Lucas Hoving, Todd Rosenlieb, Nina Wiener, Hannah Kahn, Rachel Lampert, Bebe Miller, Beth Corning, Stephen Koester, Doug Varone, and Smith and Shapiro.

Kenton served three years as the Lighting Supervisor for the Guthrie Theatre’s national touring program, four years as the Resident Lighting Designer at the Flynn Theatre, four years as the Associate Artistic Director of the Virginia Stage Co, and was Founding Artistic Director of the event design firm, Creative Event Horizons.

As an educator, he has taught design master classes at more than 40 Universities, served on the faculty at Penn State, and was Chair/Artistic Director of the Interlochen Arts Camps’ Department of Theater.  He has taught over 100 workshops, including lighting workshops in Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Avignon, Mexico City, and Amsterdam. 

Kenton created and heads the Masters Program in Entertainment Lighting Design and Technology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he lives very happily with his wonderful wife and his two fabulous children.


Lighting Design Portfolio