At the annual OBIE Awards for Off-Broadway theater in Manhattan on Monday, May 19th, Jeff Sugg ’95 shared an award for design for the critically-acclaimed new musical THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND. Jeff shared credit with John (Jim) Findlay for the Set & Projection Design for the show, and shared the OBIE Award with Findlay and with cartoonist Ben Katchor and Lighting Designer Russell H. Champa.
Jeff Sugg majored in scenograghy and directing in the Department of Theater at Swarthmore, and was a long-time member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, for which he designed CAFETERIA, POET IN NEW YORK, and other productions. He has been a frequent participant in the Swarthmore Project in Theater since his graduation, and taught the Department’s first class in Media & Technology Design in 2005. He served as guest artist on the Theater Department’s production of Robert Auletta’s adaptation of Aeschylus’ THE PERSIANS in 2005, directed by Erin Mee.
Jeff regularly collaborates with his wife musician/performance artist Cynthia Hopkins and Jim Findlay as part of their own critically-acclaimed company ACCINOSCO. ACCINOSCO has twice been in residence on campus through the Swarthmore Project in Theater, and has appeared in the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and on national and international tours in addition to New York City, where they are based.