Andrea Bechert is a member of United Scenic Artist * IATSE Local USA829*
Andrea Bechert has designed over 300 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, 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, and many others.
Current projects include Sisters Matsumoto at Center REP, Romeo & Juliet at Chautauaqua Theatre in
New York, Constellations with TheatreWorks, Beauty & the Beast for the Mountain Play on Mount
Tamalpais, and several musicals with Peninsula Youth Theatre where she serves as resident designer.
Her designs have been included in the 2005 World Design Expo and her scenic, costume, and projection
designs for Mad Forest were selected for the 1996 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, 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, and has also proctored Union
scenic design examinations for the Chicago office.