Richard Olmsted has designed scenery and/or lighting for over 125 theatre, dance and opera productions, for California Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Co, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Rep, ODC/SF, Joe Goode Performance Group, and Magic Theatre. He has collaborated with such well known directors, writers and choreographers as Barbara Oliver, Joy Carlin, Tom Ross, Octavio Solis, Michael Butler, Albert Takazaukas, Ronn Guidi, Danny Scheie, Lee Sankowich, and Tazewell Thompson. Olmsted has designed 25 productions for Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company, and is a 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 College.


  • M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University


Fall Quarter 2016
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
THEA 14901XCostume or Backstage Act. AARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 14902XCostume or Backstage Act. AARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 14921XStage Crew AARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 242301Lights -- Hanging and FocusTH10:00AM11:50AMTH-0291Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 30781ASolo Performance: ProductionMW5:00PM5:50PMTH-0182Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 325401Scenery/Lights/Sound ConceptsMWF12:00PM12:35PMTH-0288Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 32541AScenery/Lights/Sound ConceptsMWF12:35PM1:50PMTH-0288Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 349001Costum/Bckstg CARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 349002Costum/Bckstg CARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 349201Stage Crew CARRARRHayward Campus View Books
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