William Kenyon

Oct 24, 2016

Prof. Kenyon serves as Head of Lighting Design at Penn State University. An active professional designer, Prof. Kenyon has designed over 150 plays, operas, and dances, along with over a dozen national and international tour seasons with several theatre & Dance companies.  Prof. Kenyon’s recent work includes performances at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Wolftrap, the Qatar International Arts Festival, the Metropolitan Playhouse NYC, and MTI-Disney. Prof. Kenyon has been involved in Native American theatre and dance for 20 years, serving as resident LD for the American Indian Dance Theatre, and was involved in the complete reimagining of “Unto These Hills”, a massive outdoor spectacle celebrating the history of the Cherokee. Prof. Kenyon received his BFA in Design from the University of Connecticut, and his MFA in Design from Brandeis University. Prof. Kenyon serves as the Chair of the OISTAT Education Commission, and as the Chair of USITT’s History & Heritage Committee. Member of USITT, OISTAT, IALD, IESNA, and USAA Local #829 in the areas of Lighting and Sound Design. Prof. Kenyon is working on climbing the highest point in each U.S. state. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Jenny, a Costume and Scenic Designer, and his daughter Delaney.