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
Spring Semester 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
THEA 11401Sound Production TechniquesW10:00AM11:50AMTH-0288Hayward Campus
THEA 38101Stage, Light & Sound SupportARRTH-0184Hayward Campus