Alan E. Muraoka has worked in the entertainment industry as a production designer and art director for film and television, corporate communication as well as a theatrical set designer, having been honored with 2 Emmy nominations and 3 Art Directors’ Guild Award nominations. Film production design credits include “There’s Always Woodstock”,“Dirty Girl”, “BaadAsssss!” and ”Edmond”. Art direction credits include “Little Miss Sunshine”,“Ghost World”, “Ace Ventura-Pet Detective”, “The Specialist”, “Washington Square”, “Liberty Heights”, and the television series “NYPD Blue.”
Splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles, Alan initially starting his career as an assistant set designer in New York on the Broadway productions of “On Your Toes”, “The Tap Dance Kid”, ”The Three Musketeers”, “Smile”, “Jerry’s Girls”, and the ballets “ Bournonville Variations “ for choreographer Peter Martins and “Ives Songs” for Jerome Robbins, both at the New York City Ballet.
Theatrical projects have included the operas “Our Town”,“Dead Man Walking”, and the musical “Oklahoma!” for Central City Opera, “Thérèse Raquin”and “Fall of the House of Usher” for Chicago Opera Theater as well as critically acclaimed site specific productions for Long Beach Opera most notably of Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Orpheus and Euridice” staged in an Olympic swimming pool.
Alan earned his BA in Music and Art History from Yale University and MFA in Theatrical Design from New York University. In addition to design, Alan has been invited as a guest speaker on design at various colleges and universities including, University of Southern California, Yale University, New York University, Marlboro College and University of California Los Angeles.