BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Jorge Dieppa
Adjunct Lecturer, CADD

Jorge Dieppa (Brooklyn College)

 

MFA, Design & Technical Production, Brooklyn College
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, College of Engineering Mayagüez campus (CAAM)

Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Dieppa moved to New York City in 2002. He holds an MFA in Set Design from Brooklyn College (CUNY), where he is currently Adjunct Professor for the Theater Department. Dieppa also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Mayagüez college of the University of Puerto Rico. In 1997, Dieppa won the the first prize in the nationwide ImagiNations design competition sponsored by Walt Disney’s Imagineering.

Among his set design credits are: Blue Surge, Sight Unseen, The Crucible, The Beauty Queen of Lennane, La Celestina, Same Train, Into the Woods, City of Angels, The Snow Queen, The Taming of the Shrew, Urinetown, Lysistrata, and the New York premiere of Five Kinds of Silence by the playwright Shelagh Stephenson for Boundless Theater Company. He was part of the Exposed Festival hosted by Boundless Theather Company which involved designing and directing the original piece “Seven Days,” by Kisha Burgos.

In film, has worked as Art Director for the feature Civil War epic Legged Red Devils and the TV pilot Accidental Heroes, both for C-Squared Productions.

A multifaceted artist, he is also an experienced actor with credits in theater, film, television and radio. His theater credits include Jav & Joss, Nuestra Señora de la Tortilla, Tiempo Muerto, Amor a los 21, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Romeo and Juliet, and Melodía Salvaje, among others. He has also appeared in plays such as Reflejos, Noche de Halloween and Caras (as part of the Monaco International Theater Festival), all by Puerto Rican playwright Adriana Pantoja for her Cuarzo Blanco theater company. On TV, he starred in the films Vampiros, Sudor Amargo, Plaza Vacante, the miniseries Papá Mendigo,and the soap opera Cuando despierta el amor, all produced in Puerto Rico. In 1996, Dieppa won the New Actor of the Year award granted by the Theatre Critics’ Circle of Puerto Rico. As a radio actor, he worked for the Drama Project of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Puerto Rico (WIPR) for several years.

In New York, Dieppa has collaborated with Karina Casiano in her independent projects ¿Qué me trajiste?: Cabaret Boricua and Colonia 2007 o el cabaret de los días terribles at HERE Arts Center, and appeared off- Broadway at Repertorio Español in The Dog in the Manger. He also starred in the feature film Reasons for Exxxile by Juanma Calderón. He is a founding member of the theater group La Criatura, and participated on their first play, the site-specific piece Silence Is Health/Silencio es Salud.

Outside the theater he is involved with Spaeth Design, designing the world-renowned Christmas windows for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks.

Dieppa is currently Resident Set Designer at the Elisabeth Irwin High School.