• Portrait of Sibyl Wickersheimer

Sibyl Wickersheimer

Associate Professor of Scenic Design


Sibyl’s interests span from design for live performance, installations, and museum exhibitions to design for mental health care. Sibyl co-authored the book Scene Shift: U.S. Set Designers in Conversation with SDA Alumna Maureen Weiss, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis in August of 2022.

She has designed for theatrical stages locally and across the country, including ACT, Theatre for a New Audience, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory, Portland Center Stage, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. In the Los Angeles area, she has designed at The Kirk Douglas, the Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Industry LA, Circle X, A Noise Within, The Actors’ Gang and many more. Unique projects have included art installations in SoCal art galleries, Eric Idle’s What About Dick? (Orpheum/Netflix) and the stage for the daily giant dinosaur puppet performances at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Sibyl teaches set design as an associate professor in the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Since 2020 she is a grantee of the USC Arts in Action program collaborating with Open Paths Counseling Center, Iovine & Young Academy, and Ottonomy.io. The collaboration titled Peace Pods inspires students across disciplines and schools to create spaces for reflection and self-care building connection, health and happiness for communities.

Visit sawgirl.com, scene-shift.com, and https://artsinaction.usc.edu/project/peacepod/ for more information.