VCUarts Theatre

Brian Barker

Brian Barker is the owner and principle designer of Barker Designs, a production design firm based in Richmond Virginia. He teaches CAD Drafting with Vectorworks, Photoshop, & Photography for TheatreVCU. He also works for the New York-based company Gipson Design Group and other event designers in the DC and Baltimore area. He has worked on Nickelodeon’s “2011 World Wide Day of Play in President’s Park”, “Slime Across America”, numerous TV productions, and recently on the American Express Experience at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Theatre designs include Spring Awakening for VA-Rep, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (RTCC Award), My Fair Lady, Moonlight & Magnolias and Member of the Wedding for Barksdale Theatre and Sound of Music & Sideways Stories… for Theatre IV. Other favorite designs include Born Yesterday, Big River, Into The Woods, Recent Tragic Events, King Lear, & The Misanthrope. His work was exhibited at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial, the theatre community’s most prestigious conference and design exhibition. He holds a BFA from Theatre VCU and an MFA from the University of Tennessee. While in school he was the recipient of two Sculptural Arts Design awards for his work on Big River and Sweeney Todd.