The original musicals produced in Korea, 'The Last Empress' and 'Hero,' were staged on Broadway and met with favorable reception from the audience and critics. Behind these masterpieces was stage designer Park Dong-woo who enhanced the audiences' theatrical experience to a whole new level.
Park Dong-woo, who showed dexterity at a young age, joined a theater club in college after attending one of the meetings with a friend. He fell in love with the art of theater and decided to specialize in Stage Design in graduate school.
He made his debut as a stage designer through 'The Room in the Forest' staged by the theater company Sanullim in 1987, and has since worked on more than 300 theatrical productions including plays and musicals as well as operas, dance performances and concerts.
He is indisputably the top stage designer in the country as evidenced by the multiple accolades he has garnered during his 28-year-long career including the Lee Hae Rang Prize for Theater, which he was the first and last non-actor and director to win.
He believes that people come to theater to not simply watch a story unfold but to see how the story is depicted. This is why he invests a great deal of time and effort into creating a set that can enhance the audience's experience while watching a performance.
Park Dong-woo is the No. 1 stage designer who opened a new horizon in stage design in Korea. Tune into The INNERview to learn his story unfold on stage.