Biography

William Bloodgood’s work has been seen in many regional theatres in the United States and abroad, including the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, Arizona Theatre Company, Barbican Theatre Centre (UK), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Denver Center Theatre Company, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Kansas City Rep, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, as well as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon where he has designed the scenery for over 140 productions.  He has complemented his work in theatre with experience in interior design, space planning, display, and graphics.

 Born in 1951 in Glen Cove, New York and raised mostly in the Philadelphia, Pa. area, Mr. Bloodgood attended elementary and secondary school at the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa., from which he graduated in 1969.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. (1973), and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design from the Pennsylvania State University (1976), where he received a Graduate School Fellowship in 1975.

 The quality of Mr. Bloodgood’s work has been widely acknowledged by regional and national critics and by his peers within the theatrical community.  His work has been exhibited three times at the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Stage Design in the Czech Republic.  Awards and honors include many from the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle, Drama-Logue Magazine, and the Garland Awards in Los Angeles.  In 2002 he was honored in Oregon with the Governor’s Award for the Arts.  He is a member of United Scenic Artists 829.