» Donald Guy
Assistant Professor

College of Performing Arts
Department of Theatre
Donald Guy
Entertainment Technology / Director of Production
Office Location:
Entertainment Technology Center 110
Phone:
714-744-7059
Email:
Website:
http://www.donguyld.com
Education
The University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Fine Arts
Biography

Don specializes in Entertainment Technology and also serves as the Director of Production for the College of Performing Arts.  He received an MFA in Design from the University of California, Irvine and a BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama.  In addition to his work at Chapman, he is a prolific designer for dance, theatre, magic, themed entertainment, and architecture.

Dance design credits include: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and The Nutcracker for the Saint Louis Ballet; Le Vie, Romantique, More Morra, Elliptique and Le Reve for choreographer Gen Horiuchi; Ash, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Games, Songs of the Disinherited, Delicious Obsession/Sweet Bondage and District Storyville for choreographer Donald McKayle; Volatizing the Esters, Circle of Fifths and Tribute for choreographer Christopher d'Amboise; Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Concerto Grosso, Holberg Suites, ETC!, and Fiesta for choreographer David Allan; Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, and The Nutcracker for Festival Ballet, and well over 450 dance pieces for numerous choreographers and dance companies across the country.

Theatre design credits include: Chapter Two and Shirley Valentine at the Laguna Playhouse; The Grand Tour, Grand Hotel, Rounding Third, I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda, Master Harold ... and the boys, and The Immigrant at the Colony Theatre; A Picasso at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; La Posada Magica at the Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory; The Tempest for the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis; Jubilee at Radio City Music Hall; and Open Heart at the Falcon Theatre.

Magic design credits include: The Illusionarium for Norwegian Cruise Lines; Masters of Illusion Live! in Singapore, Manila, Ontario, and all across the United States; The Magic of Paris at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV; Magical Passion atTurning Stone Casino & Resort in Verona, NY; International Magic Festival at the Badminton Theatre in Athens, Greece; Ghosts! at the Nugget Casino in Reno, NV; Magikus for Famma Events in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Carnival of Wonders at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, the Reno Hilton in Reno, NV, the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Palm Springs, CA for award-winning magicians Kalin and Jinger.

Themed entertainment and architectural design credits include:  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, Rockefeller Plaza - Exterior, Master Card, Warner Bros. Movie World Madrid, MTR Disney Station - Hong Kong, MTR Yam O Station – Hong Kong, TV Guide Building, South Coast Repertory, Anheuser Busch, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Catalina's Bar and Grill, Emporio Armani, Chanel, Gucci, Macy's NYC, Grace Building, Benetton Sportsystems, Chilpancingo Park and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Production Studios at the World Trade Center.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Lighting Designer for Concert Intime, Alicia Guy, Artistic Director, Chapman University, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Romantique, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer/Artistic Director, Love is in the Air, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2014.
Lighting Designer/Producer for Entertainment Tonight, Directed by Alicia Guy and Don Guy, Divadlo Kolowrat, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Flames of Paris, Vasily Vainonen, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Eternity Pas de Deux, Josie Walsh, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Giselle Act II Pas de Deux, Jean Corrillo/Jules Perrot, Choreographers, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Gillian Murphy – American Ballet Theatre & Qi Huan – Royal New Zealand Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Three Preludes, Ben Stevenson, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Lucia Lacarra – Bayerisches Staatsballett & Marlon Dino – Bavarian State Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Irina Dvorovenko & Maxim Beloserkovsky)
Lighting Designer for M’Ca Cre Sabi, Marcelino Sambe, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Marcelino Sambe – The Royal Ballet of London)
Lighting Designer for Splendid Isolation, Jessica Lange, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Irina Dvorovenko & Maxim Beloserkovsky)
Lighting Designer for Rite of Spring, Vaslav Nijinsky, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Brooklyn Mack – The Washington Ballet)
Lighting Designer for One Way, Melissa Barak, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Hee Seo – American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Paso Doble, Donnie Burns/Gaynor Fairweather, Choreographers, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Denys Drozdyuk & Antonia Skobina)
Lighting Designer for Ameska, Derek Hough, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Misty Copeland – American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Paganini, Marcelo Gomes, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Misty Copeland – American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Lady of the Camellias, John Neumeier, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2014. (Starring: Lucia Lacarra – Bayerisches Staatsballett & Marlon Dino – Bavarian State Ballet)
Lighting Designer for An Evening of Stories and Storytelling by Elie Wiesel, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Chapman University, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Peter Atherton, Director, Opera Chapman, Chapman University, 2014.
Illusionarium, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Getaway, Cast #2, Miami, FL, 2014. (St. Maarten, US Virgin Islands, and Nassau – Bahamas)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, San Diego, CA, 2014.
Lighting Designer for Illusionarium, Norwegian Cruise Lines, World Premiere, (Germany, Netherlands, and England) 2014.
Presented a workshop titled “How to build a career within the Entertainment Industry" for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VIII annual conference. The class was attended by more than one hundred thirty students and educators from across the region.
Lighting Designer for Carnival of Wonders, Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, Palm Springs, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Frescoes, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Jamie Kopit – American Ballet Theatre & Cameron Schwanz – Festival Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Quattro a Verdi, Michael Smuin, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux, Agrippina Vaganova, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Tamako Miyazaki & Brooklyn Mack – Washington Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Variation from Napoli, August Bournonville, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Bryn Gilbert – Ballet Memphis)
Lighting Designer for Don Quixote Pas de Deux, Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Maria Kochetkova – San Francisco Ballet & Matthew Golding – Dutch National Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Cinderella Pas de Deux, Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Maria Kochetkova – San Francisco Ballet & Matthew Golding – Dutch National Ballet)
Lighting Designer for La Pluie, Annabella Lopez Ochoa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Isabella Boylston & Daniil Simkin – American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Stars and Stripes, George Balanchine, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Isabella Boylston & Daniil Simkin – American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Pas de Deux from The Fifth Season, Helgi Tomasson, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Yuan Yuan Tan & Damian Smith – San Francisco Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Distant Cries, Edwaard Liang, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Yuan Yuan Tan & Damian Smith – San Francisco Ballet)
Lighting Design for Carousel (A Dance), Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild – New York City Ballet)
Lighting Designer for A Place for Us, West Coast Premiere, Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Gala of the Stars, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring: Tiler Peck & Robert Fairchild – New York City Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Firebird, Nikolai Kabaniaev, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Firebird and Texture of Time, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Texture of Time, World Premiere, Josie Walsh, Choreographer/Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Firebird and Texture of Time, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for The Nutcracker, David Allan, Choreographer, Brava, Riverside, Landis Auditorium, Riverside, CA, 2013. (Starring: Sarah Van Patten & Pierre-Francois Vilanoba – San Francisco Ballet)
Lighting Designer/Director for Rick Thomas – Illusionist, Hyatt Regency, Anaheim, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Concert Intime, Alicia Guy, Artistic Director, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for The Merry Widow, Peter Atherton, Director, Opera Chapman, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for More Morra, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2013.
Lighting Designer for William Tell Duet, Michael Utoff, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2013.
Lighting Designer for La Vie, World Premiere, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Volatizing the Esters, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Casino Rama, Ontario, Canada, 2013.
Lighting Director for The Worlds Within the Words by Elie Wiesel, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Spring Dance Concert, Jenny Backhaus, Artistic Director, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Chapter Two, Andrew Barnicle, Director, The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Romeo and Juliet, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer/Artistic Director, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Caesars Palace Coliseum, Ontario, Canada, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Cowan Performing Arts Center, Tyler, TX 2013.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Mabee Center, Tulsa, OK, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Don Quixote, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2013. (Starring Hee Seo and Cory Stearns - American Ballet Theatre)
Scenic Designer for A Night of Noh Theatre, Tamiko Washington, Director, Chapman University, 2014.
Lighting Designer for TEDxChapmanU, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Present Laughter, Andrew Barnicle, Director, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Scenic Designer for America Celebration, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer for Passing, Alicia Guy, Choreographer, Fall Dance Concert, Chapman University, 2013.
Lighting Designer/Scenic Designer for Wassail, Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, Chapman University, 2013.
Presented the "Art of Science" (lecture/demonstration) at the Nicholas Academic Center as part of the Chapman University Visiting Scholars Series.
Produced/Directed, alongside Associate Professor Alicia Guy, the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium 2012.
Lighting Designer for 3rd International Magic Festival, Magicorp Productions, Badminton Theatre, Athens, Greece, 2012. (Starring Jeff Hobson, Michael Giles, David Kaplan, Michael Holly and Jeff Singer)
Lighting Designer for Temporal, Alicia Okouchi-Guy, Choreographer, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion – Live!, Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion – Live!, New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Prudential Hall, Newark, NJ, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion – Live!, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion – Live!, The Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY, 2012.
Lighting Designer for The Sleeping Beauty, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky - American Ballet Theatre)
Production Coordinator/Technical Director for The Sleeping Beauty, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky - American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Concert Intime, Alicia Okouchi-Guy, Artistic Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Summertime, Tamiko Washington, Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Set Designer for Summertime, Tamiko Washington, Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for A Readers’ Theatre Evening: Excerpts from The Trial of God, Nina Lenoir, Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Set Designer for Magic Flute, Peter Atherton, Director, Opera Chapman, Chapman University, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Spring Dance Concert, Jenny Backhaus, Artistic Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Swan Lake, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, St. Louis, MO, 2012.
Lighting/Set Design for Wassail, Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, Chapman University, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, The MAX Pavilion at Singapore Expo, Singapore, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Manila, Philippines, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Distorted, Lillian Barbeito, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Faltz, Jeroen Verbruggan, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Mari Kawanishi and Alexander Shpak - Staatsballett Berlin)
Lighting Designer for Paquita Grand Pas de Deux, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Jeraldine Mendoza and Dylan Gutierrez - Joffrey Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Dying Swan Variation from Swan Lake, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Veronika Part - American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Pizziola Tango, Servy Gallardo, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Daniel Ulbricht - New York City Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Grand Pas De Deux from Don Quixote, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Rebecca King - Czech National Ballet, Daniel Camargo - Stuttgart Ballet, and Joy Womack - Bolshoi Ballet)
Lighting Designer for After the Rain, Christopher Wheeldon, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012. (Starring Carla Körbes - Pacific Northwest Ballet and Fabrice Calmels - Joffrey Ballet)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 2012.
Technical Director/Technical Coordinator for Gala of the Stars - International Dance Festival, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Set Designer for 2012: An Opera Odyssey, Peter Atherton, Artistic Director, Opera Chapman, Chapman University, 2012.
Set Designer for If All the Sky Were Paper, John Benitz, Director, Chapman University, 2012.
Technical Director/Technical Coordinator for The Secret Garden & Mixed Repertory, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer for SAX-TET, World Premiere, Jeroen Verbruggan, Choreographer, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer for The Secret Garden, Josie Walsh, Choreographer/Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer for The Nutcracker, David Allan, Choreographer, Brava, Riverside, CA, 2012. (Starring Sarah Van Patten and Pierre-Francois Vilanoba - San Francisco Ballet)
Production Coordinator/Technical Director for The Nutcracker, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.
Lighting Designer for Carnival of Wonders, Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2012.
Lighting Designer/Director for Magical Passion, Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Verona, NY, 2012.
Lighting and Set Designer for America Celebration, Chapman University, 2012.
Production Coordinator/Technical Director for The Nutcracker, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2012.