Brian Alan Reed, over the course of his design career, has designed scenery for the Gascon Theatre, the Zephyr Theatre, the Odyssey Theatre, the California Theatre Center, the Summer Theatre at Mt. Holyoke College, the Southwest Virginia Opera Society, Pomona College, Hollins College, Amherst College, Antelope Valley College, and ten productions for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. He has designed scenery and/or lighting for more than seventy productions at Whittier College, where he is a Professor of Theatre and Resident Designer.
Brian has served on the Board of Directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (2005-08 and 2010-12). From 1997 to 2012, he also served on USITT’s Conference Committee, helping to plan and administer various aspects of the Institute’s annual conferences: Long Beach (1998, 2001, 2004, & 2012), Charlotte (2011), Kansas City (2010), Cincinnati (2009), Houston (2008), Phoenix (2007), Louisville (2006), Toronto (1999 & 2005), Minneapolis (2003), New Orleans (2002), and Denver (2000). He has written a dozen articles for USITT’s newsletter, Sightlines, and three for USITT’s quarterly magazine, TD&T: Theatre Design & Technology, including one about the Walt Disney Concert Hall and another about San Francisco’s Museum of Performance + Design. He also has chaired USITT’s California Section for several years and is a past editor of the USITT Southern California Section Newsletter.
Brian is a member, in the category of scenic designer, of the nation-wide stage designers’ union, United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. He served as a member of the union’s Western Region Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2016. Brian has received two Drama-Logue Awards, an L.A. Weekly Award, and Whittier College’s Harry W. Nerhood Award for Teaching Excellence.