LPR DESIGN STUDIOS
A PASSION FOR STORYTELLING
LPR Design Studios is a full service design, production, and consulting services firm for the entertainment and event industry. We provide design, implementation, and/or management services for all sizes and genres of entertainment and events. Our mission is to create unique storytelling experiences for our clients and their audiences. We have experience working in theatre, musical theatre, dance, opera, video, concerts, and events. Feel free to contact us to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you!
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER and MANAGING PARTNER
Wally Eastland (he, him) is a Scenographer with an emphasis in Scenic and Lighting Design based in the United States. Wally has designed Lighting and Scenery for Theatre, Dance, Opera, Television, and Events in a career spanning over 20 years. He has designed extensively in both the US and Australia.
In Australia, Wally designed the world premiers of Elizabeth Taylor is my Mother, and There are Trees That Are Dancers at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria. Other Australian world premieres include Pluck!, and Foreign Bodies for Sly Rat Theatre. Other companies Wally worked with in Australia include CentreStage Geelong, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Cumulus Productions, Williamstown Musical Theatre Company, and Sly Rat Theatre.
A selection of Wally's favorite designs include The Scottsboro Boys, The Diviners, The Importance of Being Earnest, Antigone, Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Fille du Régiment, On the Verge, Fiddler on the Roof, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, 4000 Miles, Steel Magnolias, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Barefoot in the Park, Indians, Cabaret, Gypsy, Next to Normal, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Glass Menagerie. Companies Wally worked with over the years include Temple THeatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, LaMama ETC, NC Stage Company, Flat Rock Playhouse, Weathervane Playhouse, Lost Nation Theatre, Capital Theatre - Rome NY, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Opera, and Cincinnati Ballet. He serves as guest designer at many universities including Catawba College, Casper College, Ashland University, and Ohio Northern University.
His dance design work includes recreating the lighting for George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie. He also designed lighting for the world premiers of Winterreise with choreographer Qi Jiang, and Revelries with choreographer Michael Tevlin.
Eastland holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre With an emphasis in Scenography and Stage Design from the University of Idaho, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design from Western Carolina University. He also holds dual US/Australian Citizenship.
WALLY EASTLAND - ARTISTIC STATEMENT
I am, first and foremost, a storyteller. I am extraordinarily passionate about telling stories. The heart of my work as an artist and designer is to tell stories that entertain people, educate them, invite them to reflect on their personal situation, their interactions with others, and their treatment of others. I want to work with people who are as passionate about telling stories as I am.
I want to reimagine the classics and the canon and create narratives that resonate with today’s audiences using those timeless stories and themes. I want to tell stories that reflect the rich cultures, histories, and experiences of ALL people. I want to tell global stories – not limited to the narrow box of American or first world ideologies. I especially want to tell stories focusing on under-represented groups such as people of African descent, Latinx populations, indigenous populations, Women, and people who identify as LBGTQIA.
I want to tell stories that show - no matter where you come from, where you are, what color or ethnicity you are, how much money you have or don’t have, how educated you are or aren’t, what religion you follow or don’t, what gender you are or aren’t, whether you are liberal, conservative or neither - we as humans have more in common than not.
I want to do all of the above because I love telling stories, and I believe live entertainment has a unique ability to bring people together to listen to storytellers, to be entertained, and to be changed.
So, what stories do you want to tell? I'd love to hear about them and work with you to create them!