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


Winter Quarter 2016
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
THEA 245001CADD for Lights and SceneryTH12:00PM1:50PMTH-0291Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 24901XCostum/Bckstg BARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 24911XMusical Theatre Prod Act BARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 322501Theatre TodayTH6:30PM10:00PMMB-2089Hayward Campus View Books
THEA 449001Costum/Bckstg DARRARRHayward Campus View Books
THEA 449101Musical Theatre Prod Act DARRARRHayward Campus View Books
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