» Donald Guy
Associate Professor, Co-Chair, Department of Theatre

College of Performing Arts; Department of Theatre
Donald Guy
Director of Production, Entertainment Technology
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 is the Co-Chair for the Department of Theatre. He 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 magic, dance, theatre, themed entertainment, and architecture. He work has been seen on six continents and in 46 US states.

Magic design credits include: The Illusionarium 2.0 and The Illusionarium for Norwegian Cruise Lines; Masters of Illusion Live! (Lighting Designer / Director from 2011 - Present) in Singapore, Manila, Dominican Republic, Ontario, Vancouver, Paraguay, Argentina, and all across the United States; Magic Weekends at SeaWorld San Diego; The Magic of Paris at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV; Magical Passion at Turning 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.

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, Alice in Wonderland, and The Nutcracker for Festival Ballet, and well over 500 dance pieces for numerous choreographers and dance companies across the country.

Theatre design credits include: The Odd Couple, 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.

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 Bloom, Brian Enos, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, In It For Love, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Imagine, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for When I’m 64, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Because, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Fixin ‘A Hole, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Blackbird, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Norwegian Wood, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for All You Need Is Love, Bedtime Stories, World Premiere, Christopher d'Amboise, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, In It For Love, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Amore Mio, World Premiere, Gen Horiuchi, Choreographer, Saint Louis Ballet, In It For Love, Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
Lighting Designer for The Sleeping Beauty, Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director, Festival Ballet Theatre, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA, 2016. (Starring: Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes - American Ballet Theatre)
Lighting Designer for Cha Cha, Rumba & Jive, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Yulia Zagoruychenko & Ricarrdo Cocchi)
Lighting Designer for Grand Pas Classique, Victor Gsovsky, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Juliette Bosco & Austen Acevedo)
Lighting Designer for I Will Not Forget You, Krista King-Doherty, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Staring: Sophia Lucia)
Lighting Designer for Avalon & Avery, Josie Walsh, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Carmen, Alberto Alonso, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Xander Parish & Yekaterina Kondaurova – MariinskyTheatre)
Lighting Designer for Intertwined, Josie Walsh, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Invocation, Josie Walsh, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Flashback, Kiril Melnikov, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Staring: Sarah Schafer - Bavarian State Ballet & Gal Trobentar Zagar – Munich Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Le Corsaire, Marius Petipa, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Staring: Adiarys Almeida – Boston Ballet & Taras Domitro – San Francisco Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Strength & Honor, Bad Boys of Ballet, Adrienne Canterna, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Diamonds, George Balanchine, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Xander Parish & Yekaterina Kondaurova – MariinskyTheatre)
Lighting Designer for Convergence, Josie Walsh, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for Firebreather, Katarzyna Kozielska, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Daniel Carmargo – Stuttgart Ballet)
Lighting Designer for Trois Gnossiennes, Hans van Manen, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016.
Lighting Designer for SKIVA, MOMIX, Moses Pendleton, Choreographer, Gala de Danza, Pabellon Cultural de la Republica, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2016. (Starring: Steven Ezra & Nicole Liozides)
Lighting Designer for ACT 3, Martin Bergman, Director, The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA, 2016. (U.S. Premiere production starring Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Table Mountain Casino, Friant, CA, 2016. (Starring award winning magicians: Jonathan Pendragon, Greg Gleason, and Nathan Phan)
Lighting Designer for Sex and Education, Andrew Barnicle, Director, The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA, 2016. (Starring: Julia Duffy)
Lighting Designer/Programmer for Illusionarium, Norwegian Cruise Lines, (Miami, FL; Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico) 2016. (Starring award winning magicians: Michael Giles, Dirk Losander, Justin Isack, and Brent Webb)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Harrah’s Resort Southern California, San Diego, CA, 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Michael Grandinetti, Jeff McBride, and Ed Alonzo)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Harrah’s Resort Southern California, San Diego, CA, 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Jonathan Pendragon, and Michael Turco)
Lighting Designer for The Odd Couple, Andrew Barnicle, Director, The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, CA, 2015.
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Palacio De Los Desportes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Jonathan Pendragon, Michael Turco, Drexus, Titou, and Greg Gleason)
Lighting Designer for Magic Weekends, SeaWorld San Diego, Mission Bay Theater, San Diego, CA, 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Kalin & Jinger)
Lighting Designer/Programmer for Illusionarium, Norwegian Cruise Lines, (US Virgin Islands / British Virgin Islands / Bahamas) 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Michael Giles, Dirk Losander, Justin Isack, and Olaf & Vivian)
Lighting Designer/Director for Masters of Illusion Live!, Thunder Valley Casino, Pano Hall, Lincoln, CA, 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Jonathan Pendragon, Michael Turco, and Nathan Phan)
Lighting Designer/Programmer for Illusionarium, Norwegian Cruise Lines, (Miami, FL, US Virgin Islands / Bahamas / St. Maarten) 2015. (Starring award winning magicians: Jason Andrews & Kaitlyn Schoeffel, Timothy Cripe, Brent Webb, and Craig Christina & Liz Best)
Lighting Designer/Programmer for Le Cirque Bijou, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Jewel (Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta) 2015.
Lighting Designer/Programmer for Band on the Run, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Jewel (Los Angeles; Cabo San Lucas; Mazatlan; Puerto Vallarta) 2015.