Lawrence Moten is a New York City based designer working on stage, film/television, dance, and concert/festival design. Lawrence has worked both in Scenery and Costumes and finds his passion lies in creating the physical worlds for stories to come alive in.
Lawrence has worked widely in regional theatre, designing or assisting on projects at The Signature Theatre of DC, Arena Stage, Urban Arias, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theater, New York Stage and Film, Company One Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theatreworks Colorado Springs, The Yale Dramat, Center Theatre Group and Capital Repertory Theatre. He was one of the Resident Scenic Designers for the 2018 National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center where he worked with Playwrights Beth Henley, Cori Thomas, Benjamin Benne and Enid Graham, developing their new works from a design perspective.
New York design credits include work with The Public Theatre’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, Atlantic Acting School, The New School for Drama, Marymount Manhattan College, Houses On The Moon, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Clubbed Thumb, The Habitat, and Mary John Frank Productions. He has also been an assistant or associate on projects at The Public Theatre, MCC Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Page 73, Second Stage, and The Roundabout Theatre Co.
Lawrence especially enjoys work that brings the discussion and representation of minorities and marginalized people to the center of the room. This work began as a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar in undergrad but has grown into an essential part of Lawrence’s mindset and his work.
Raised in Seattle, Washington, and San Antonio, Texas, Lawrence gained an appreciation for design, art, and music at a young age and decided to pursue his passion for design, earning his BFA in Theatrical Production Arts: Design from Ithaca College. He lives in Manhattan and freelances across the country. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design.
“Here Are the Winners of Broadway Black’s Inaugural Antonyo Awards” — Lawrence Moten for Best Scenic Design | Playbill, June 19, 2020