Peter Nigrini (Projection Designer) has been, for the past fifteen years, a pioneer in the integration of digital projection technology and live theatre.
Some of his designs on Broadway include AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, BEETLEJUICE, THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MUSICAL, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, FELA!, a musical based on the life of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian pop star and political activist, AN ACT OF GOD, and Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN. Some projects of note in other venues include HERE LIES LOVE, conceived and written by David Byrne, GROUNDED directed by Julie Taymor for the Public Theater, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and DON GIOVANNI at the Santa Fe Opera, and a series of adaptations with Robert Woodruff including Dostoyevsky’s NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, Bergman’s AUTUMN SONATA, and Fassbinder’s IN A YEAR OF THIRTEEN MOONS, which were all first produced at Yale Repertory Theatre.
In addition to his work in the theater, he also designs in other contexts and mediums, including the Grace Jones HURRICANE tour, REAL ENEMIES, a multi-media piece conceived with Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler for the 18 piece jazz ensemble The Secret Society at BAM, and BLIND DATE, an evening long dance piece for Bill T. Jones. He served as the production designer for BECOMING HELEN KELLER, a soon to be released documentary produced for PBS American Masters. Additionally, he was a founding member of the New York troupe, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, for which he designed every aspect of their productions including NO DICE, ROMEO AND JULIET, and the multi-part work LIFE & TIMES.
Currently he is working again with Bill T. Jones and Elizabeth Diller on DEEP BLUE SEA a new commission for the Park Avenue Armory, LEMPICKA, a new musical directed by Rachel Chavkin, and MJ, based on the music of Michael Jackson.
Peter received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Master of Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. He currently lectures at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.