Sibyl Wickersheimer

Associate Professor of Scenic Design

Head of Design

Portrait of Sibyl Wickersheimer

Biography

Sibyl Wickersheimer resides in Los Angeles, where she is an associate professor of set design at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Over the past few years, Wickersheimer has spent significant amounts of time in Oregon, designing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage and Portland Playhouse. She has enjoyed working across the country and traveling abroad, especially to the Czech Republic for the international conference Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. PQ2019 is Sibyl’s 3rd PQ over the last 12 years, where her work was selected for the US National exhibit, which continues to be displayed at USITT in 2020.

Regional set design credits also include productions at Theatre for a New Audience, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, ACT, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, The Geffen Playhouse and South Coast Repertory.

Her work in Los Angeles includes over 10 productions at The Actors’ Gang, and designs for several companies, including Bootleg Theatre, Circle X, The Industry, A Noise Within and Theatre at the Boston Court. Some of her favorite projects have included Eric Idle’s What About Dick? at The Orpheum Theatre, and work for children (such as designing the giant dinosaur puppet stage at The Natural History Museum of LA County and a touring production for Keiser Educational Theatre program). Wickersheimer’s art installations have also been exhibited in a variety of Southern California gallery spaces. For more information, visit sawgirl.com. 

Education

MFA, University of California – Los Angeles
BA, Washington University

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