Bio

David McQuillen Robertson, originally from Champaign Illinois, after attending Illinois State University for acting, has previously worked in Melbourne, Florida, and is now a resident of NYC. 

While in Melbourne, David worked with the Henegar Center for the arts as a scenic designer for fourteen productions and also took on the role of lighting designer. David also enjoyed working with two of the local area high schools in various capacities from scenic and lighting design to costuming. He has done four major productions in the past two years with West Shore Jr./Sr. High School. Under Director Maureen Fallon he worked with the school’s student tech crew to design, build, light, paint, and run two all school musicals with casts over 100 students, and two high school musicals with casts approaching 60 students. David also worked with Steve Rossi, the Theatre Manager of Merritt Island High School, as a scenic designer and painter for that school’s productions over last three years.

Now in New York, David has been designing around the city and country. He recents worked with Wandering Bark Theatre Company on a new adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabbler, presented at IRT. He has also been busy doing work around the country at several theaters including the Virginia Theatre in Champaign Illinois, and a recent return to the Henegar Center for The Hunchback of Nortre Dame.

 

 

REVIEWS

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

And those chills will get goosebumps from David Robertson’s big bold scenic design, complete with enormous stained glass window and an array of enormous bells hanging from wood scaffolding…and all that baptized by Joshua Huss’s gorgeous, evocative lighting design.

 

9 to 5

“David McQuillen Robertson’s set and lighting design is clean and smart.”

-Pam Harbaugh, Brevard Culture

 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

“Lighting and scenic designer David McQuillen Robertson has created the best sets this reviewer has ever seen at the Henegar. A bar, a table and a few chairs, a small stage where a torch singer might have performed, establish the rich atmosphere of the era. Molding carves into the wooden walls. A tin ceiling hangs above. It all is moody and evocative and so appealing.”

-Pam Harbaugh, Brevard Culture

 

Follies

“David M. Robertson’s scenic design is oh-so-smart and artistic. With a few elegant painterly gestures, he creates a drab, run down theater which, at the flip of a counterweight, turns into a vivid, lively venue.”

-Pam Harbaugh, Brevard Culture