Scenic Design

For the past 16 years Peter Crompton has made his living as a freelance theatrical scenic designer.His body of work includes ballet, opera, musicals, contemporary and period drama, experimental works, and several world premieres. He has designed over 100 productions, and worked on countless others. As one of the sought after designers in the San Francisco Bay Area, he works for many Bay Area companies including, Festival Opera, Opera San Jose, Marin Theater Company, Revels, Napa Valley College Lamplighters, DLOC, CCMT, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Opera San Jose, Solano College, Jarvis Conservatory, SRT and Willows.His work is known for its clever solutions and lushness of detail. He enjoys the varied collaborative aspects of theater, especially Opera. He has won Bay Area Critic’s Choice, Shellies, and many Goodman Choice awards. Peter and Robyn were recently featured on the HGTV program “Offbeat America”. For the last several years he has taught design and stagecraft at Santa Rosa Junior College Theater Arts Department, where he is also resident scenic designer. Peter started as a ? ne artist, and his paintings have been shown nationally and won many awards. He moved to Santa Rosa in 1999. He took up monumental sculpture, using the techniques and aesthetic that he learned in the theater. Now he tends an increasingly bizarre sculpture garden with his wife Robyn. The garden is open every October for ARTrails.