Faculty & Staff

David P. Gordon
Academic Director of Design and Production
Associate Professor of Set Design
Degrees & Accomplishments
BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Recipient of 5 Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Stage Design
Recipient of 2003 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Set Design

David P. Gordon has taught Set Design at MGSA since 2006, and currently serves as Academic Director of Design & Production. He has designed over 300 productions professionally, working extensively on and Off-Broadway, and for opera companies and regional theatres in this country and abroad. NYC credits include designs for The Public Theater/NYSF, TFANA, CSC, EST, Women’s Project, and Pearl Theatre Co. Regionally, David has designed multiple productions for Hartford Stage, Old Globe, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Goodspeed, Huntington, McCarter, Westport, Williamstown, Chicago Shakespeare, PA Shakespeare, Arden, Wilma, Walnut St., Philadelphia Theatre Co., and The Kennedy Center. Opera companies he has designed for include NY City Opera, L.A. Opera, Lincoln Center, Juilliard Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Opera, Berkshire Opera, and Sarasota Opera, where he has designed over 30 productions.  In 1991, David was invited to design Arthur Miller’s A View from The Bridge for the State Academic New Experimental Theatre in Volgograd, Russia, which stayed in the company’s repertory for over two years.  His work in scenic design has earned him five Barrymore Awards, the 2003 Elliot Norton Award, and CT Critics Circle, Carbonell, and IRNE nominations.