• Portrait of Takeshi Kata

Takeshi Kata

Associate Professor of Scenic Design
Chair of Design


Takeshi Kata is a theatrical set designer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has designed over 200 theatrical productions including plays, musicals, opera and dance. Recent Projects include Derren Brown: Secret (Broadway), Billy Budd (Central City Opera), Bug (Steppenwolf), Angels in America (Berkeley Rep), Office Hour (Public Theatre), Man From Nebraska (Second Stage), Cambodian Rock Band, Until the Flood and Quixote Nuevo in many theatres across the U.S. Kata has won an Jeff Award, an Obie award and has been nominated for Drama Desk, Ovation, San Francisco Critics Circle, TBA and Barrymore awards. Kata received his MFA from Yale School of Drama and his BFA from Ithaca College, Department of Theatre Arts.