Artistic Associates

Kurt Sharp

We were very saddened by Kurt’s passing in May 2013. He is sorely missed as an artist and a friend.

KURT SHARP (Scenic Designer) was a set designer and scenic artist who enjoyed collaborating on new works. Love and Drowning was the ninth play he designed for director Ann Filmer. The others were Nickel History: The Nation of Heat (The Steppenwolf Garage), The Beats, Our Dad in Atlantis, Menorca, Stations Lost (The Steppenwolf Garage) This Train at both 16th Street and The Steppenwolf Garage, and two premieres at Stage Left Theatre: Spare Change and In Times of War (Joseph Jefferson Citation Outstanding New Work). As a scenic artist he painted scenery for Broadway bound productions (The Addams Family, The Producers), Broadway touring productions (Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked), for regional theater and opera companies. Based in Chicago he designed sets for many area companies including: Chicago Cultural Center, Light Opera Works, Steppenwolf Theatre, Theatre at the Center and Victory Gardens. As the resident set designer for Drury Lane Oakbrook he designed over forty productions including seven Joseph Jefferson Award Best Musical nominees.