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Brian Sidney Bembridge

 
Birth Place:
Lawrence MA
Bio:
Brian Sidney Bembridge is considered one of North America's most prolific scenic and lighting designers. Based in Chicago for the past 15 years, Brian designs sets and lighting for theaters nationwide in addition to playing an integral role in Chicago's distinguished theater community. He is a ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Lawrence MA

Bio:
Brian Sidney Bembridge is considered one of North America's most prolific scenic and lighting designers. Based in Chicago for the past 15 years, Brian designs sets and lighting for theaters nationwide in addition to playing an integral role in Chicago's distinguished theater community. He is a ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer
 
[New York, 2006]
Scenic Designer

Photos

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Brian Sidney Bembridge, Ryan Robinson

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Date:
05/15/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer

[New York, 2006]
Scenic Designer

Brian Sidney Bembridge Biography

Brian Sidney Bembridge is considered one of North America's most prolific scenic and lighting designers. Based in Chicago for the past 15 years, Brian designs sets and lighting for theaters nationwide in addition to playing an integral role in Chicago's distinguished theater community. He is a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and Circle X Theater Co. and an Artistic Associate of Timeline Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, and Uma Productions.

Brian is a native of Londonderry, New Hampshire and received his Bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' School of Design and Production. Shortly after college, Brian assisted Alessandra Branca, and he got his big break in the business designing sets for Sony/Henson's Muppets From Space. He has since collaborated with Directors, Choreographers, Musicians, and Visual Artists such as Gary Griffin, Christoph Esenbach, Nate Berkus, David Cromer, Brian Henson, Nilo Cruz, Gale Edwards, The Q Brothers, and Eduardo Vilaro. Brian has been profiled in Live Design, Lighting & Sound America, Entertainment Design Magazine, Lighting Dimensions, PLSN, Stage Directions, American Theater Magazine, Chicago Social and numerous other publications.

He was named one of the "Most Prolific Theater Artists of the Decade," by Time Out Chicago magazine and one of The Top 50 Players in Chicago Theatre by New City Magazine. The Chicago Sun-Times declared him one of "the finest theatrical architects in Chicago." Brian recently won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Scenic Design on Timeline's production of The History Boys and garnered a LA Ovation Award and LA Critics Circle Award for his designs for The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder.

Brian Sidney Bembridge Awards and Nominations

 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lighting Design
Brian Sidney BembridgeCrime and Punishment

Brian Sidney Bembridge News

BWW Review: ZOEY'S PERFECT WEDDING at TheaterWorks Hartford Photo BWW Review: ZOEY'S PERFECT WEDDING at TheaterWorks Hartford
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 25, 2022

Zoey’s Perfect Wedding is a hilarious play about love and relationships with a deeper message about the pressures we endure from societal expectations. Set at the most disastrous wedding reception of all time, the title is assuredly ironic, featuring drunken speeches, an incompetent wedding planner who makes everything worse, and hi-jinx galore.

Quintessence Theatre to Present The Reclamation Repertory Featuring FLYIN' WEST and C Photo Quintessence Theatre to Present The Reclamation Repertory Featuring FLYIN' WEST and CAMILLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, will conclude with Season XII: Breaking the Cycle with a rotating repertory of Pearl Cleage’s epic historical fiction Flyin' West and Alexandre Dumas fils’ enduring tragic romance Camille. 

ZOEYS PERFECT WEDDING Comes to TheaterWorks This Month Photo ZOEYS PERFECT WEDDING Comes to TheaterWorks This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford will present the East Coast premiere of Zoey's Perfect Wedding by Tony-winner Matthew López, the first LatinĂ© playwright to win the Tony Award for best play. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, the production marks López's return to TheaterWorks Hartford following the celebrated 2018 production of The Legend of Georgia McBride.

TheaterWorks Hartford to Present East Coast Premiere of Matthew López's ZOEY'S PERF Photo TheaterWorks Hartford to Present East Coast Premiere of Matthew López's ZOEY'S PERFECT WEDDING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford will present the East Coast premiere of Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Tony-winner Matthew López, the first LatinĂ© playwright to win the Tony Award for best play. Directed by Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, the production marks López’s return to TheaterWorks Hartford following 2018's The Legend of Georgia McBride.

BWW Review: Deeply Powerful CLEAN / ESPEJOS Wrings Out Emotional Catharsis at South C Photo BWW Review: Deeply Powerful CLEAN / ESPEJOS Wrings Out Emotional Catharsis at South Coast Rep
by Michael Quintos - Apr 4, 2022

Now on stage through April 10, 2022 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Christine Quintana's searing, bilingual two-character play CLEAN / ESPEJOS is a riveting drama showcasing how two different women of different cultures cope with past trauma.

Video: Rachel Bay Jones and More Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Quintessence Theatre Photo Video: Rachel Bay Jones and More Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Quintessence Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2021

Quintessence Theatre Group presents a full virtual production of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Artistic Director Alexander Burns, streaming through August 1.

Rachel Bay Jones and Leigha Kato to Lead Virtual Production of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Photo Rachel Bay Jones and Leigha Kato to Lead Virtual Production of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Quintessence Theatre Group will present a full virtual production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Artistic Director Alexander Burns, July 19 – August 1. The production features Rachel Bay Jones and Benim Foster as Mrs. Maggie Antrobus and Mr. George Antrobus. Leigha Kato stars as Sabina.

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by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020

Kenneth Jones' ALABAMA STORY Combines Homecoming, Debut At ASF Photo Kenneth Jones' ALABAMA STORY Combines Homecoming, Debut At ASF
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2020

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones on the Octagon Stage March 5 through March 22, 2020. Directed by ASF Artistic Director Rick Dildine, this production brings home a play that was inspired by true events from 1959 Montgomery and was created on this very soil. Rich with all the complexities of human nature, this tale from Alabama history remains stunningly relevant to today's world.

Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY Comes To The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre Photo Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY Comes To The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2020

Award-winning American playwright Anna Ziegler's characters will come to life in the thought-provoking production of ACTUALLY in the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre from March 21 through April 26, with opening night on March 26. This provocative new play finds its finger on the pulse of a generation that's grappling with the deep complexities of gender, race and consent and will inspire audiences to discuss these themes for days to come.

Brian Sidney Bembridge Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic HARD TIMES VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic HARD TIMES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Hard Times runs now through January 14, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: First Look at Rhea Perlman, Francis Guinan and More in STELLA & LOU - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2013

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2012-2013 season with the world premiere of Stella & Lou, featuring Emmy Award-winner Rhea Perlman, Francis Guinan and Ed Flynn. Bruce Graham, the Jeff Award-winning playwright of The Outgoing Tide, returns to Northlight with his latest play, to be directed by BJ Jones. Stella & Lou will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, May 3 - June 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below!


Brian Sidney Bembridge Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Brian Sidney Bembridge been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design (Kevin Kline Awards) for Crime and Punishment .