Scenic Design Workshop with Yeaji Kim

yeaji kim

November 14, 2022 | 7:00PM
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave

Join TAPS and Scenic and Projection Designer Yeaji Kim who will lead a 3-part workshop on her design process, career and the scenic design for Court Theatre's production of The Island. Kim will lead students through her ground plans, model boxes and the physical set of the The Island to help us understand how a design comes to life. Guest will have the opportunity to engage in a Q & A about her career as a designer coming from Korea to Chicago and working both in storefront and regional theaters.  Additionally, she will lead students in a design exercise that tests their own creativity and imagination.  This will be a highly interactive evening with one of Chicago's leading designers!

About Yeaji: Yeaji Kim is a scenic and video projection designer based in Chicago. Born and raised in South Korea, she came to the States in 2012 to pursue her MFA in Theatre Design. Her recent collaboration in Chicago has been with Griffin Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Red Tape, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Strawdog Theatre Company, Silk Road Rising, The New Colony, Cerqua Rivera Dance, Citadel and more. Her work with Strawdog’s The Effect has been nominated for 2020 Jeff Awards Non-Equity Projections Design. Her scenic design for Great Expectations (Co-production of Remy Bumppo & Silk Road Rising) was nominated for Best Scenic Design for BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards. She is interested in visualizing new work and underrepresented stories and reimagining classics in an exciting way. Yeaji is also an illustrator and content creator. Her love of combining drawing with video projections has brought her frequent collaborations with a variety of theatre artists in Chicago and New York. She is currently working on World Premiere of In Every Generation (Victory Garden Theatre, Chicago), Dear Jack Dear Louise (Northlight Theatre, IL), The Chinese Lady (Kitchen Theatre & Geva Theatre, NY). For more information please visit

This event is FREE and open to the full University of Chicago community.

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