A Scenic, Lighting Designer and Technical Director with both professional and educational experience, Q. Brian Sickels works throughout the East Coast and New York City areas.
An MFA design graduate from Michigan State University, he has designed and technical directed in Buffalo, N.Y., for Studio Arena and Kavinoky Theatres; in Rochester, N.Y. for the Eastman Opera Company, GeVa and the University of Rochester; in New York City for the Greenhouse Dance Ensemble; and in Boston for the Mirage Mime Co and JTW Entertainment.
As an educator, he has taught at Keuka College in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, SUNY, Cortland, East Stroudsburg University and the University of Rochester.
He is winner of the Southern Illinois University Scene Design Competition, a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and USITT.
In 1994, he won an Artie Award nomination in Buffalo, N.Y., for best scenic and lighting design on Arthur Miller's “The Price” produced at the Kavinoky Theatre.
He currently serves as Technical Director in the Theater Arts department at the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia.
Professional Web site: sickelslightingdesign.com