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Richard Olmsted Faculty Profile

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Richard  Olmsted

Assistant Professor, Stage Design & Technology

Department of Theatre & Dance

Richard Olmsted has designed scenery and/or lighting for over 150 theatre and dance, for California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Theatre Co, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Rep, ODC/SF, Joe Goode Performance Group, and Magic Theatre. He has collaborated with many well known directors, writers and choreographers including Barbara Oliver, Joy Carlin, Tom Ross, Octavio Solis, Michael Butler, Albert Takazaukas, Danny Scheie, Lee Sankowich, and Tazewell Thompson.

Olmsted has designed 30 productions for Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company, and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, local 829. Prior to coming to CSUEB, he taught scenic design at the University of California, Berkeley, at Mills College, and technical theatre production at Las Positas College and Holy Names University.

Scenic and Lighting Design for live performance.

  • M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.A. Reed College
Fall Semester 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
THEA 26001Architecture & Costume HistoryTTH9:30AM10:45AMTH-0182Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 34501How to Watch Plays and FilmTH6:00PM9:00PMRO-0137Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 38101Stage, Light & Sound SupportARRTH-0184Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 46103Scenery, Light & Sound DesignMWF12:00PM12:20PMTH-0288Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 4613AScenery, Light & Sound DesignMWF12:20PM1:40PMTH-0288Hayward Campus View Books
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