Working In The Theatre: Projection Designer Jeff Sugg

Theatre is alchemy. It’s elements of scenic, lighting, costumes, and performers coming together to tell a story larger than their individual parts. According to Jeff Sugg, “Projection Designers are the mad scientists of sorts.” An Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Henry Hewes Award winner, Sugg has created the Projection Designs for he Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, Macbeth, Secondhand Lions, Mountaintop, Bring It On: The Musical, and more.

Projection design is a young art in the theatre world, with projection degrees becoming available in the last few years. Jeff Sugg shares his journey from lighting and scenic design to his current profession of projections.  Through the ever changing technology for projections, watch as Sugg shares his creative process involving both new and old methods of projections.

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American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.