William Cusick is a video artist, filmmaker and projection designer based in NYC. His designs for theater, opera and dance have been seen across the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. Cusick is the recipient of the 2007 Henry Hewes Design Award for Projection Design for his work on Tom Stoppard’s THE COAST OF UTOPIA on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater. Cusick is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program 2009-2011.
Currently in New York, William’s video designs can be seen onstage in THE OTHER PLACE on Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel Friedman Theater and BARE: THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway at New World Stages Theater 4. Upcoming collaborations include a new work with Susan Marshall & Co. and international presentations of the Salomes Envisage concert.
Recently, William produced and directed Temporary Distortion’s 2012 experimental film Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road). The genre-bending road movie premiered as an Official Selection of the 2012 LES* Film Festival in NYC.
As the resident video artist for the NYC experimental theater company Temporary Distortion, Cusick created video designs for five stage productions and two video installations. The company’s production NEWYORKLAND premiered in Nov 2011 to critical acclaim in Seattle and was presented in New York City at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Jan 2012.
Cusick is a United Scenic Artists Local 829 Projection Designer since 2008.