David Murakami is a projection designer and film director focused on the union between the cinematic and theatrical. Recent productions include Everest at Dallas Opera, Elektra at Minnesota Opera, Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit and Valley of the Heart at the Mark Taper Forum, Singin’ in the Rain with McCoy Rigby, Sense and Sensibility at South Coast Repertory, and Gordon Getty’s Scare Pair at LA Opera Off Grand. Other design credits include Opera Parallèle’s Dead Man Walking, Champion, Les Enfants Terribles, Heart of Darkness, and Little Prince; Minnesota Opera’s Das Rheingold, and Flight; the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s Daphnis et Chloé, and several musicals aboard Princess Cruises’ flagship Royal-class vessels. Other companies include Opéra de Montréal, San Jose Repertory Theater, SFJazz, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Atlanta Opera, Presidio Theatre, Arizona Opera, Skylight Theatre, and Riyadh Season. David is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829 and teaches projection design at the University of California, Irvine.
Recent productions include Dallas Opera’s Everest, Spotlight Bar aboard Princess Cruises, and La Belle et la Bête at SFJAZZ. Other credits include Opera Parallèle’s Dead Man Walking and Minnesota Opera’s Das Rheingold. Opéra de Montréal, Center Theatre Group, East West Players, McCoy Rigby, South Coast Repertory, San Jose Repertory, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, LA Opera, Presidio Theatre, Skylight Theatre, and Riyadh Season