Reid Thompson

Reid Thompson, Yale School of Drama

Reid 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, Reid worked as a scenic artist 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); THE CAT AND THE CANARY (Berkshire Theater Festival); ROMEO AND JULIET, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (Yale School of Drama); CRAZY SHEPHERDS, THE UGLY ONE, DERIVATIVES, DRACULA, THIS., RADIO HOUR (Yale Cabaret); LULZ (Yale College); Bekah Brunstetter’s MINE, Nikole Beckwith’s EVERYTHING IS OURS, and Zayd Dohrn’s MUCKRAKERS (Chautauqua Theater Company). Upcoming: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and DESIGN FOR LIVING (Berkshire Theater Festival); ANTIGONICK (SummerWorks Theater Festival, Toronto). Projection design: HE LEFT QUIETLY (Yale Cabaret).

Sunday in the Park With GeorgeSunday In The Park With George, by Sondheim/Lapin. Directed by Ethan Heard. Set Design: Reid Thompson. Costume Design: Hunter Kaczorowski, Lighting Design: Oliver Wason. Yale School of Drama, University Theater.


R.Thompson_Media2Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespear. Directed by Cole Lewis. Set Design: Reid Thompson. Costume Design: K.J. Kim. Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport. Yale School of Drama, Iseman Theater.


R.Thompson_Media3The Cat And The Canary, by John Willard. Directed by Ethan Heard. Set Design: Reid Thompson. Costume Design: David Murin. Lighting Design: Shawn Boyle. Berkshire Theater Festival, Unicorn Theater.


THE UGLY ONE by Marius Von Mayenburg Set Design: Reid Thompson, Costume Design: Soule Golden, Lighting Design: Benjamin Ehrenreich Yale CabaretThe Ugly One, by Marius Von Mayenburg. Set Design: Reid Thompson. Costume Design: Soule Golden. Lighting Design: Benjamin Ehrenreich. Yale Cabaret.