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Asher Young

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Bio

Asher Young is a New York-based creative director, designer, and producer who began as a magician and creator of theatrical haunted houses, later expanding into designing and directing theater and music shows. Credits include original works Nevermore, Inferno, Reverie, creative direction for concert tours for DPR and Opia, and large scale installations such as a projection festival with the Beinecke Library; living artwork for Sotheby’s with collaborators as diverse as A$AP Rocky and the Edward Albee Estate; events with Virgin Voyages; the reimagination of Big Apple Circus; and Pathways at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He’s been on the design teams for several new entertainment venues, hotel concepts, and retail projects. Asher graduated from Yale University with a degree in Computing and the Arts and received the Susan J. Smith Prize for Outstanding Contribution in the Arts.

 

Asher founded and leads Challenge Your Imagination (CYI Studio) a creative direction, design and producing studio based in New York alongside producer Angeline Wang. Ranging from art installations to immersive theater to concert tours, CYI establishes every project’s creative narrative through a rigorous artistic process and invites audiences to be the protagonist of the work.

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Live Performance
DPR Regime Tour
Creative Director & Designer
Big Apple Circus: Fairgrounds
Creative Director
Testing A$AP Rocky
Creative Director/Producer
Sotheby’s
The Collection of Edward Albee
Creative Director/Producer
Sotheby’s
Opia Tour
Production Designer
North American Tour
Michael Brun
Production Designer
Theatre
Virgin Voyages: Scarlet Night
Creative Director & Producer
Reverie
Director/Writer
Inferno
Director/Writer
Nevermore
Experience Director/Writer

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