Shawn Duan

Shaun Duan

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Lowenstein 423

Classes Taught
Projection Design I & II

Shawn Duan is a New York-based Projections/Media Designer with a primary focus on new works spanning across opera, theatre, film, and concerts. His recent work in New York include the premiere of LETTERS OF SURESH by Rajiv Joseph at 2nd Stage for which he received a Lortel Award as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and THE CHINESE LADY by Lloyd Suh with Ma-Yi Theater Company at The Public, also nominated for both a Lortel and Drama Desk Award. Recent work outside New York include a workshop presentation of the opera adaptation of Park Chan-wook’s THE HANDMAIDEN composed by Bora Yoon; Paulownia, a new devised performance piece for Crystal Bridges Museum; the premiere of BRUCE, a new musical about the making of the movie Jaws at Seattle Rep; and the premiere of a new updated version of 42ND STREET at Goodspeed. Broadway Credits: David Henry Hwang’s CHINGLISH. Other NYC credits: Manhattan School of Music, the MET Museum, New York City Opera, and The Public Theater. Regional credits: Arena Stage (DC), The Alliance, Berkeley Repertory, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center, Goodspeed, The Guthrie, The MUNY, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Repertory, and Yale Repertory. Tour/Concert Design: AN EVENING WITH PACINO (US/international), HK Arts Festival, numerous US commercial entertainment tours and Las Vegas shows/concerts. Film: VFX Supervisor for the indie feature 16 Bars (2020).