Brad Steinmetz is a designer and educator for the theatre. His designs employ unconventional materials, unique scenic movements, and a mix of high and low technology. His art and design work have been influenced by his collaborations with scenographer Jaroslav Malina, sculptor Malcolm Cochran, and architect Tim Lai. His internships at The Royal Court Theatre, London and The Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago have also shaped his work.
Brad’s designs for theatre cover a range of areas including: scenery (Hand2Mouth Theatre), sound (The Builders Association), projections (Available Light Theatre), lighting (Oregon Children’s Theatre), as well as puppetry and spectacle performances (Redmoon Theater). His design work has been recognized regionally by the American College Theatre Festival, nationally as the recipient of the Rose Brand Award for excellence in Scene Design, and internationally by World Stage Design.
His research interests include new works, digital media, spectacle and performance objects, and non-traditional materials and techniques. Brad is a member of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and is a founding member of the for/word company where he serves as resident designer. Steinmetz is currently on faculty at The Ohio State University where he teaches design and technology.