Andrea Bechert is a member of United Scenic Artist * IATSE Local USA829*
Andrea Bechert has designed over 350 productions and numerous world premieres at theatres across the
country. Local companies she has designed for include TheatreWorks (over 30 productions), Center Repertory
Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Opera San Jose, The
Jewel Theatre, Peninsula Youth Theatre, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, the Douglas Morrison
Theatre, San Jose Children’s Musical Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, Palo Alto Players, Contra Costa Musical
Theatre, and San Jose Stage Company. Regional companies she has designed for include The Cleveland
Playhouse, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, the Stardust Casino in Las
Vegas, The Starlight Theatre, Wildwood, The Monomoy Theater, Florida Studio Theatre and many others.
Her designs have been included in the World Design Expo and her scenic, costume, and projection designs for
Mad Forest were selected for the International Prague Quadrennial exhibit. She was the Keynote speaker at the
USITT Northwest Regional conference in Reno in 2010. Her numerous awards include Bay Area Theatre
Critics Circle Awards, the Silicon Valley Laureate Award, a Denver Ovation Award, and international Falstaff
Award nomination, and more than 20 other regional design awards.
Andrea teaches Design & Technology at San Jose State University. Andrea has worked at and taught at several
universities and colleges including the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Stanford University,
Ohio University, the University of Miami, and the University of Wisconsin.
Andrea is a proud and active member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, where she serves as Western Region
Trustee, and has also proctors Union design exams.