TECHnically Speaking: USITT22 Series with YDMT Winner Kevin Lee McBee

August 19, 2022

This podcast was recorded on the show floor of USITT22 at Studio USITT in partnership with AKG by Harman.

On this week’s episode, we sat down with 2022 YDMT winner of the USITT Scene Design Award Sponsored by Rose Brand, Kevin Lee McBee.

We chatted about his work on and off the traditional stage, both in theme parks and museums, as well as his design inspirations and industry passions

More about Kevin: My name is Kevin Lee McBee and I am a story-focused designer with a passion for theater, film and long form television. I was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in the green, leafy humidity of North Carolina. My parents lovingly tolerated their strange son and provided all the art supplies I could get my grubby hands around. My previous work ranges from rebranding cultural institutions to writing, designing, and art directing experiences in theme parks and museums. I attended UNCSA’s School of Design and Production and received my MFA in Scenic Design in 2021. I currently live and work in Los Angeles as a Scenic and Set Designer and can, more often than not, be found drinking coffee or filling up a sketchbook one page at a time - or on my motorcycle headed somewhere to do both at once. I firmly believe that design is both lens and mirror - a way to better understand the world, the self, and those within it. And a world without design and art is all the poorer for it.

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