Photo: Christopher Ash  

Photo: Christopher Ash

 

 
 

Reid Thompson is a scenic designer based in New York. Originally from Connecticut, Reid has a BFA in painting and drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in design from the Yale School of Drama. Before pursuing a career in design he worked as a scenic artist painting backdrops at the Metropolitan Opera and Hudson Scenic Studios, among others. Reid is passionate about contemporary art and a total opera nerd—nothing gets to him like a great soprano aria. Scenic design credits include A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Yale Rep); TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET (Alliance); DISGRACED (Asolo Rep); AMONG THE DEAD and HOUSE RULES (Ma-Yi); A DELICATE SHIP (Playwrights Realm); HALF MOON BAY (Lesser America); EMPATHITRAX (Colt Coeur); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, BELLS ARE RINGING, THE HOMECOMING, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, DESIGN FOR LIVING and THE CAT AND THE CANARY (Berkshire Theater Festival); WONDERLAND (Atlantic for Kids); FAULT (Theater Squared); ANTIGONICK (SummerWorks Toronto); GRACE,THE OTHER ROOM, JUST ONE Q, THE PEN, THE BOOTY CALL (Inner Voices NYC); KAFKA FRAGMENTS, DAPHNIS & CHLOE, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR & DIDO AND AENEAS (Heartbeat Opera); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Yale Dramat); ERISMENA (Yale Baroque Opera); HAM (Ars Nova); AFTER THE FALL, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, TARTUFFE (Atlantic Theater Co Conservatory); ROMEO AND JULIET, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Yale School of Drama). Upcoming: INTO THE WOODS at Princeton; THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA for Stony Brook Opera and BUTTERFLY for Heartbeat Opera. Reid is a proud member of Wingspace and USA-829 and is a committed cruciverbalist. He is represented by Alexis Williams at Bret Adams Ltd.