William Bloodgood's 275 scene designs have been seen in many theatres in the United States and abroad, including the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Arizona Theatre Company, Barbican Theatre Centre (U.K.), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Children's Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Portland Center Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seven Ages productions (Beijing) and Syracuse Stage, as well as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon where he served as resident scenic designer for 32 years. In 2000 he was awarded the Oregon Governor's Award for the Arts. He has complemented his work in theatre with experience in exhibit design, interior design and space planning. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from Pennsylvania State University.
Areas of Expertise
Scene Design for Theatre
Design for Performance, Scenery Design Skills, Studio 1, Design Concepts for the Stage, Graduate Scene Design, Portfolio for Designers
Scene designs for several productions, including The Piano Lesson (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Harvey (Guthrie Theater), Other Desert Cities and To Kill a Mockingbird (Syracus Stage).
What do you enjoy most about being a part of the UT Theatre and Dance community?
The willingness of the faculty to collaborate with those who teach other disciplines and the encouragement given to students to explore all opportunities of study and practice.
What is your favorite thing about Austin?
The youthful energy of a booming city.