Ursula Belden

Ursula Belden


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  • Yale School of Drama, MFA
  • USA local 829, NYC

Employment History:

  • Freelance designer NYC area; Broadway credits include Quilters, Waiting in the Wings and associate designer on Amadeaus
  • More than two-dozen new plays and premiers Off Broadway
  • Over 150 regional theatre designs for such clients as the Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Theatre Center, Walnut Street Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and Indiana Reparatory Theatre
  • International credits include Volksbuehne in Berlin and the Citadel Theatre in Canada
  • Head of Production Design and Technology, Ohio University (1986-2009)
  • Guest Professor: London Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design
  • Taught internationally in London, Berlin, Bali, Katmandu, Prague, and Hong Kong


USITT involvement and offices held:

  • Co-designed the U. S. PQ 2003 Exhibit
  • Designed the structure for the World Stage Design Exhibit in Toronto (2005)
  • Designed the U. S. PQ 2007 Student Exhibit
  • Designs chosen for exhibition in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 U. S. PQ Exhibits
  • Served as a representative to the OISTAT Scenography Commission


Awards and Honors:

  • Elected USITT Fellow (posthumously 2010)
  • Awarded a grant as a Fulbright Senior Specialist to teach in Hong Kong
  • Recognized as a Distinguished Professor by Ohio University (2000)