The theatre community has lost another member. We are sad to report that Lance Hayden Kump, Marketing Manager for Studio Theatre and a gifted visual artist, died suddenly January 20, 2012.
As reported last night on TheatreWashington, Studio Theatre will hold a memorial service for him at 2pm on Saturday, February 28 at Studio Theatre in the Milton Theatre, 1501 14th Street, NW. Any questions about the service can be directed to 202-232-7267.
Kump, who joined Studio Theatre as a consultant in 2008 and rose to the position of Marketing Manager, was known for a hyperrealistic painting style which recalled Andy Warhol and for his remarkable digitally-manipulated photography. Both styles of work are featured on his website, which also features his astonishing “Kim Jong Il #1.”
As a marketer and arts management consultant, Kump served several theatre companies, including Shakespeare Theatre as well as others such as DC Theatre Scene, and showed the same imagination and decisiveness which characterized his work as an artist. “It was amazing how quickly Lance grasped a concept and could execute a perfectly rendered interpretation,” said DC Theatre Scene editor Lorraine Treanor, for whom Kump did some consulting work. “He was generous, sweet man and will be missed.”
Our condolences to his family and friends and the staff of Studio Theatre.