John H. Binkley


JOHN H. BINKLEY (Scenic Designer, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris) has been designing for the theatre for 15 years. Most recently, he has designed Oedipus El Rey for The Theatre @ Boston Court; The Last Five Years & Marry Me A Little and Joy Luck Club at East West Players; Once On This Island for Reprise Theatre Company; and Dogeaters for the Kirk Douglas Theatre. 

Other southern California credits include Hero, Conjunto, Harvest, Failure of Nerve, Gumsimao, Sleepwalk, Moscow, and Atomic Quintet for Playwrights’ Arena; Elegies – A Song Cycle; War Letters for The Canon Theatre; Shim Ch’ong for The Getty Center; Happy End for the Museum of Contemporary Art; Stage Direction for Ensemble Studio Theatre; and Slide, Ghost Stories for The Wilton Project.

Regionally, John has designed for the Dallas Theatre Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre, and Summer Repertory Theatre. International credits include Beachwood Drive for Theatre Confrontations in Lublin, Poland; Pterodactyls for the Experimental Theatre Festival in Shanghai, China; and Shim Ch’ong for National Theatre of Korea in Seoul, Korea. 

John received a Back Stage West Garland 1998 for Scenic Design for two productions produced in Equity-waiver theatres in Los Angeles: Patience by the Antaeus Company and Slide produced by the Wilton Project. In 2001, he was chosen as a finalist in the National Endowment for the Arts / Theatre Communications Group career development grant for designers. And in 2002 he was nominated for an Ovation Award for his design work on Street Stories. John has been a member of the faculty at California State University Northridge since 2001.

April, 2010