David Gurcay-Morris

David Gürçay-Morris

Associate Professor of Theatre

[email protected] 413-597-4686
'62 Center for Theatre & Dance Rm 190
At Williams since 2007

Education

B.A. Williams College (1996)
M.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle, Scenic Design (2001)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

THEA 201 / ARTS 201(S)

Worldbuilding: Staging and Design For The Theater

THEA 302 T / ARTS 221

Scenic Design and Experimental Performance

THEA 325 T

A Room that Pretends to be Another Room: Scenography in Theory and Practice

THEA 406(S)

Senior Seminar: Putting Theory into Practice

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Best Shows of 2012 in The New Yorker (Hilton Als), UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (scenic design
Best Shows of 2012 in Minneapolis Star Tribune, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (scenic design
Nominated for 2010 Henry Hewes Design Award for LEAR (scenic design)
Best Shows of 2010 in Pittsburgh City Paper, THE SHIPMENT (scenic design)
Top 10 Shows of 2009 in Time Out: New York, THE SHIPMENT (scenic design)
Prague Quadrennial 2007, United States entry, scenic design for ORPHEUS
Citation for public service from the Rhode Island Supreme Court for CONSTITUTIONAL (2007)
Princess Grace Theatre Fellowship, Fabergé Theatre Award (2005-06)
Top 10 Shows of 2005 in Time Out: New York + New York Daily News, BOOZY (co-creator + scenic design)
Backstage West Garland Award for Best Production, CHILDREN’S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT (2004)

Professional Affiliations

Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 since 2001
Affiliated Artist, Clubbed Thumb
Associate Artist, Les Freres Corbusier
Resident Artist, HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) (2005-2007, 2012-present)

Bio

David Evans Morris makes original performance work and scenographic environments for the theater.  He works regularly with playwright/director Young Jean Lee (scenic design for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, LEAR and THE SHIPMENT), Taylor Mac, Clubbed Thumb (Affiliated Artist) and Target Margin Theater.  He co-conceived and designed scenery for ORPHEUS, an alt-rock opera directed by Kristin Marting and based on the Classical myth, whose design was included in the U.S. exhibition at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial.  Also with Ms. Marting: ERENDIRA, DEAD TECH, and POSSESSED.  With Les Freres Corbusier (Associate Artist) he co-created and designed the Off-Broadway hit about urban planning, BOOZY: THE LIFE, DEATH, AND SUBSEQUENT VILIFICATION OF LE CORBUSIER AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, ROBERT MOSES, and designed scenery for the Obie-winning A VERY MERRY UNAUTHORIZED CHILDREN’S SCIENTOLOGY PAGEANT, THE FRANKLIN THESIS and PRESIDENT HARDING IS A ROCK STAR. David has received a Princess Grace Fellowship, a Hewes nomination, and is a two-time member of the HERE Artist Residency Program where he has been developing EXERCISES FOR THE BODY POLITIC, an ongoing series of theatrical events about American civic life.