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 (Roundabout & Alliance); GLORIA and DISGRACED (Asolo Rep); UP AND AWAY (Pittsburgh CLO); WILDER GONE (Clubbed Thumb); 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); INTO THE WOODS (Princeton); ANTIGONICK (SummerWorks Toronto); FIDELIO, BUTTERFLY, KAFKA FRAGMENTS, DAPHNIS & CHLOE, LUCIA, DIDO & AENEAS (Heartbeat Opera); MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Yale Dramat); ERISMENA (Yale Baroque Opera); LUCRETIA (Stony Brook Opera). Upcoming:    A DOLL'S HOUSE PART TWO at Actor's Theatre of Louisville; SELKIE for Dutch Kills, EDDIE AND DAVE for Atlantic Theater Company, FUN HOME at Virginia Stage, SOMETHING CLEAN for Roundabout. Reid is a proud member of Wingspace and USA-829 and is a committed cruciverbalist. He is represented by Ben Izzo at Abrams.