Ed Coco has over twenty years of experience working professionally in the entertainment industry. For ten years Edward worked as a Production Designer for Viacom/MTV Networks where he developed productions, concerts, red carpets, and special events for channels such as Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, CMT, Nickelodeon, VH1, SPIKE TV, BET and many others. Other Corporate clients have included Anheuser-Busch, McDonalds, BMW, CNN, Showtime, Dick Clark Productions, the NFL, Red Bull, Audi, and CBS. Ed has designed shows for comedians such as Kevin Hart, John Oliver, Craig Ferguson, and Bill Burr while working with the video production company Art & Industry .
In New York Ed contributed to a number of Broadway and Off Broadway productions for organizations such as Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, and the New York Theatre Workshop. Among his Broadway credits; he was the Associate Scenic Designer for the original production and National Tour of the musical Spring Awakening. He was also the Associate Scenic Designer for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as well as the Associate Designer for the National Tour of that show. He has worked across the country in numerous major regional theatres including Hartford Stage, The Guthrie Theatre, Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, and the American Repertory Theatre.
From 2009-2013 Edward was an instructor in the graduate program at New York University (Tisch School of the Arts), teaching set studio, computer drafting, and 3d Modeling for Scenic Design. For eight years he was an adjunct Theatrical Design instructor at the Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts. Edward has also taught Theatrical Design at Arizona State University, and is a former theatre faculty member at Stephens College. He is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.
Edward holds an MFA in Scenic and Lighting Design from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University Of Missouri.