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John Iacovelli Praised for Design of L.A. Production

John Iacovelli, professor of theatre and dance, has earned accolades for his scenic design for the Mark Taper Forum production of “Valley of the Heart.”

The Los Angeles Times said, “Iacovelli’s set is a masterpiece of its kind. It vividly makes space for two households while accommodating Valdez’s quicksilver sensibility. Japanese screens serve as a backdrop for David Murakami’s poetic projections, which situate us geographically as well as historically.” 

Running through Dec. 9, the play by Luis Valdez centers on two immigrant families — one of Mexican heritage, the other of Japanese — are living side by side on a Northern California farm at the start of World War II.

Professor Iacovelli was able to shared some photographs of the production. All photos by John Iacovelli, courtesy of the designer.  

 

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