Porsche McGovern

Porsche McGovern is a lighting designer. She designed Skeleton Crew and We Are Proud to Present... (Playmakers Repertory Company), The Thanksgiving Play (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), A Single Shard (People's Light and Theatre Company), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). In New York, she designed Mothers (Playwrights Realm), Ghetto Babylon (Dramatic Question Theatre), many shows with Spookfish Theatre Company, among others. She has an MFA from California Institute for the Arts and a BA from St. Lawrence University.

She is a facilitator for social justice conversations and a consultant for Year of the Stage Manager 2020/21. She has been honored to attend the artEquity National Facilitation Training 2016, the Berkshire Leadership Summit, the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism Community Organizing workshop, and the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute Immersion NYC.

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Design with an Equity Lens
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Design with an Equity Lens

Cultivating a Theatre Ecosystem That Can Hold Us All in Our Full Humanity

22 February 2021

Kate Freer and Porsche McGovern begin their series, Design (in a Time of Reckoning), with an opening essay about how theatremakers are currently being presented with a chance to reimagine the way the art form is made and how designers are an essential part of the solution.

Who Designs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: Positions and People
Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2020
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2020

22 December 2020

Porsche McGovern shares the results of the sixth year of her study on who designs and directs in LORT theatres by pronoun.

Who Designs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: Positions & People
Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2019
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Pronoun: 2019

16 December 2019
Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Four: Part 4

28 November 2018

Porsche McGovern wraps up Phase Four of her research on the gender of LORT theatre designers.

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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Four: Part 3

26 November 2018

Porsche McGovern shares phase four of her research on the gender of LORT theatre designers.

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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Four: Part 2

21 November 2018

For the fourth year, Porsche McGovern shares her research on the gender of LORT theatre designers. In this second installment of this essay, Porsche focuses on region.

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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Four: Part 1

19 November 2018

For the fourth year, Porsche McGovern shares her research on the gender of LORT theatre designers. 

Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Three

7 July 2017

Porsche McGovern discusses the third phase of her study on LORT theatre designers.

Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres by Gender

Phase Two

25 June 2016

Porsche McGovern unveils the results of the latest phase of her study of LORT theatre designers. 

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Who Designs in LORT Theatres by Gender

10 June 2015

Porsche McGovern gathered information on who designs in theatre, and shares her results in an infographic.

Design (in a Time of Reckoning)
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Design (in a Time of Reckoning)

What would it mean to have a culture of justice in theatrical design? This week, we are uplifting the work of the design community, both on stage and off.

Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres By Pronoun
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Who Designs and Directs in LORT Theatres By Pronoun