Kenton Yeager has previously designed lights for Clarence Brown Theatre’s productions of The Crucible, Sweeney Todd, Tommy, Woyzeck, Titus Andronicus, Galileo and many more. During his 40 year career, he has designed, produced or directed more than 600 productions both nationally and internationally. Theatre design credits include work for
The Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Arden Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Great River Shakespeare Festival and American Music Theater Festival. He has designed concerts for Suzanne Vega, Dave Matthews, John Prine, They Might Be Giants, George Winston, The Kronos Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, The Roches and Stéphane Grappelli. As an educator, Mr. Yeager heads the master’s program in lighting design here at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has taught over 100 master classes at more than 40 universities and workshops abroad in Germany, The Czech Republic, Vietnam, Austria, Mexico, France, Wales and Holland. Kenton is also the creator and owner of Yeagerlabs a company specializing in innovative ways of teaching theatre in the classroom. Foundational to all of his creative work and his teaching are his meditation and mindfulness practices. He is president of the American Meditation Society, a certified advanced practices meditation teacher, and head of the Mindfulness Community of Scholars here at UT.