Sunday, April 21, 2024

Steven Young Named Principal Designer at Visual Terrain

unnamed (3)Los Angeles, CA, USA — Los Angeles based lighting design firm Visual Terrain is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven Young to Principal Designer.

Young, who has been with the firm since 2007, joins the firm’s other principals: Lisa Passamonte Green (CEO and Principal in Charge), Ken Daniel (Director of New Ventures – Connecticut office), and Mike Mahlum (Director of Design & Production – Chicago office).

His most recent work includes “Miss Saigon” for McCoy-Rigby Entertainment in Macao (he originally designed the show’s 2012 run in La Mirada). Young also recently designed the lighting for Dragons Wild Shooting at Lotte World in South Korea, with The Hettema Group.

“Steven’s leadership and charm has endeared him to all the clients he has worked with, as well as those of us here at Visual Terrain,” said Visual Terrain president & CFO David Green. “We are proud to recognize his contribution to our firm, and all the projects he has worked on.”

Past projects include the new retail store at the Aquarium of the Pacific; six new attractions for a theme park in China; the USA pavilion at the World Expo in Yeosu; and the historic re-creation of the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park; Rivera restaurant, Los Angeles; Choctaw Casino Resort Durant, Oklahoma; the Barnas Brannstasjon (Firefighter attraction) Kongeparken, Norway; and the Beyond All Boundaries 4D cinematic experience at the National World War II Museum.

His many theatrical credits include: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (for the last 10 years); “Putting It Together,” “A Year with Frog and Toad” for South Coast Repertory; “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, “A Time for Love” for Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo; “The Laramie Project” for the Laguna Playhouse; “Side by Side by Sondheim,” “Showtune” for the Pasadena Playhouse; “My Way,” “The 39 Steps” for McCoy-Rigby Entertainment in La Mirada; “The Government Inspector” for The Theatre@Boston Court in Pasadena; plus other local and international productions.

Young has amassed over 20 awards along the way, including LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, LADCC Awards, LA Weekly Awards, Inland Theatre League Awards, and others.

Young retains his title of Director of Design for Visual Terrain.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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