Artist Profiles

Brian Bembridge

Brian Sidney Bembridge has designed the world premieres of Love Song, Winesburg, Ohio Wendall Greene, Animal Farm, Leveling Up and Jesus Hopped the A Train (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). His extensive design credits in Chicago include work at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Timeline Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, The Second City, Court Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Teatro Vista, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Luna Negra Dance Theater and Civic Ballet. He has worked Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Kids With Guns and Theatre at St. Clements. Internationally, Brian has designed at Theatre Royal Stratford East in London, Town Hall Theatre in Galway, Ireland and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Platform Hip Hop Festival in Sydney, Australia, among others. Regionally, his work has been seen at the Guthrie Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Madison Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Circle X Theatre, Opera Omaha and Virginia Opera. He has received six Jeff Awards, two LA Drama Critic Circle Awards, LA Weekly Awards, three Garland Awards and an Ovation Award. Brian represented the United States at the Prague Quadrennial in 2011 with his design of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Film production designs include Marie and Bruce, Holding Out, Stray Dog and Late For Church as well as sets for Muppets From Space. Brian holds a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts School of Design and Production.