Allen Loyd
 Theater and Opera Designer

This page is Theater and Opera Designs

There are two other pages one of art work for other companies and one of my paintings and other artwork.  They are listed in the site map.

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Scenic Design Rendering for A Little Night Music St. Petersburg Opera

cenic Design Rendering for 
The Seafarer at American Stage
The Seafarer
 Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Carmen at the St. Petersburg Opera


Carmen Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Christmas Trio at the Gorilla Theatre

Christmas Trio Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Elizabeth and Edward at the Gorilla Theatre

Elizabeth and Edward Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Don Giovanni for the St. Petersburg Opera Company


Don Giovanni  Production Photos
La Boheme Scenic Design Rendering at the St. Petersburg Opera

La Boheme  Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for
Bach at Leipzig
Bach at Leipzig Production Photos

Suddenly Last Summer Scenic Design Rendering at American Stage

 Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Dinner with Friends at American Stage

Dinner with Friends  Production Photos

Scenic Design Rendering for Otherwise Engaged 

Sherlock and Shaw and the Case of the Missing Vampire Diaries at the Gorilla Theatre

Scenic Drop Renderings for Alexander and the Horrible Day 

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day American Stage School Tour

Scenic Design Rendering Mere Mortals
Mere Mortals at American Stage
Scenic Design Rendering for Christmas Gremlins

Christmas Gremlins at the Gorilla Theatre

Scenic Drawing and Rendering of Manhattan Casino


Scenic Design Rendering for Narnia
Narnia American Stage School Tour

Scenic Drop Renderings for Uncle Bends: A Home-cooked Negro Narrative

 A Piece of My Heart at Albany Civic Theater

Allen B. Loyd

Artist/Designer/Event Specialist




Design Experience

  • October 2017 Scenic Designer Flying Tampa Repertory Theatre, Tampa, FL

  • March - June 2012 Built and installed Exhibit Cases for Indian Rocks Beach History Museum, Indian Rocks Beach, FL
  • December 2011 Designing Shopping Cart Parade Float for Saturday Morning Market, St. Petersburg, FL
  • June 2011 Scenic Designer Greed & Envy Studio@ 620 St. Petersburg, FL
  • Feb. 2011 Designed Giant Carrot Costume with Sandy Eppling for Saturday Morning Market  St. Peterburg, FL
  • Aug. 2010 Scenic Designer A Little Night Music, St. Petersburg Opera, St. Petersburg, FL
  • June 2010 Scenic Designer The Seafarer American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • April 2010 Scenic Designer Carmen St. Petersburg Opera. St. Petersburg, FL
  • November 2009 Scenic Designer Christmas Trio Gorilla Theatre, Tampa, FL                                       
  • March 2009 Scenic Designer Elizabeth and Edward Gorilla Theatre,  Tampa, FL              
  • Feb. 2009 Designed and built deck with my father
  • June 2008 Scenic Designer Don Giovanni, St. Petersburg Opera Co.       
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Jan 2008 Scenic Designer Bach at Leipzig, Gorilla Theatre, Tampa, FL
  • October 2007 Scenic Designer Christmas Gremlins 2, Gorilla Theatre, Tampa, FL
  • June 2007 Scenic Designer La Boheme, St. Petersburg Opera Co. 
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • March 2007 Organizer/Artist: Project:HOME Art Installation Project, St. Petersburg, FL
  • March 2007 Scenic Designer Suddenly Last Summer American Stage, St. Petersburg,FL
  • March. 2007 Designed and painted 2 giant Dali Puzzles for Dalifest Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL
  • July 2006 Scenic Designer Dinner with Friends American Stage, 
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Jan-May 2005 Redesigned industrial workspaces for Space Machine Inc. 
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • March 2005 Scenic Designer Young Dramatists Project Gorilla Theatre, 
  • Tampa, FL
  • November 2004 Scenic Designer Christmas Gremlins Gorilla Theater, Tampa, FL
  • October 2004 Scenic Designer Black Nativity Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL (never produced)
  • Sept. 2004 Designed and Fabricated 12' legs for Dali Mass Culture Exhibit Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
  • July 2004 Scenic Designer Otherwise Engaged Banyan Theater, Sarasota, FL
  • June 2004 Scenic Designer Young Dramatist's Project, Gorilla Theater, Tampa, FL
  • March 2004 Designer and Painted A Dali Painting Photo Backdrop for Dalifest Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
  • February 2004 Scenic Designer Sherlock and Shaw and the Case of the Missing Vampire Diaries Gorilla Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
  • December 2003 Scenic Designer Santaland Diaries American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • October 2003 Scenic Designer Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day American Stage School Tour, St. Petersburg, FL
  • August 2003 Scenic Designer Mere Mortals American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Aug.- Apr. 2003 Exhibit Concept Designer Boyd Hill Nature Center, S
  • t. Petersburg, FL
  • February 2002 Scenic Designer Manhattan Casino Live Arts Peninsula Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL
  • October 2002 Scenic Designer Narnia Amerijcan Stage School Tour, St. Petersburg, FL
  • February 2002 Scenic Designer Uncle Bends A Home Cooked Negro Narrative American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • February 2001 Scenic Designer Imagine American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sept. 2000 Designer 100 Years of Sunken Gardens-an exhibit of the history ofthe gardens, Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL
  • March 2000 Scenic and Properties Designer School House Rock Live!, American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL
  • October 1999 Designed an Exhibit for St. Petersburg Pier Aquarium about the Weedon Island Nature Preserve
  • October 1998 Designed and Constructed 2 Giant Book Puppets with the persons with  disabilities at the Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center for the Times Festival of Reading
  • July 1997 Designed and Built a 16 foot Climbing Wall for City of St. Petersburg Leisure Services "Playday"
  • Sept. 1996Designed a Tropical Theme Booth and Display for a Trade Show in  Chicago for Phoneworks, St. Petersburg,FL
  • Apr. 1996 Sound Design American Stage, Shakespeare in the Park, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Dec. 1995 Designed and coordinated a Japanese style Procession and Finale including a 12  foot Japanese lantern for First Night St. Petersburg
  • Dec. 1994 Designed 7 foot "ball of light" for the finale of First Night Albany
  • Nov. 1994 Designed a boat to "sail" across the stage for The Abandoned Island Opera for the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany, NY
  • July 1994 Mural Designer, Portable Mural System, Albany Housing Authority, Albany, NY
  • Feb. 1994 Scenic Designer, A Piece of My Heart, Albany Civic Theater Albany, NY
  • May 1987 Properties Designer, Midsummer Night's Dream, American Stage Company  Shakespeare in the Park, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Dec. 1985 Scenic Designer, A Christmas Carol, Maine Acting Company Lewiston, ME in association with Bates College
  • May 1984 Lighting Designer, A Comedy of Errors, Pasco County Shakespeare Project in association with American Stage Company

Event Mangment ExperiencE

  • 2012-present Executive Director First Night St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2011-present Logistics Director St. Petersburg Science Festival, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2013 Festival Coordinator  Florida Panther Festival, Naples, FL
  • 2007-2011  Logistics Advisor Creative Clay Folk Art and Music Festival, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2011-2012 Festival Coordinator Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival, Carrabelle, FL
  • 2011-2012 Lighting Tech Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Oct 2008 - 2012 Logistics Director First Night St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Aug. 95 - 2007 Artistic/Logistics Director, First Night St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
  • April - May 2011 House Manager American Stage in the Park production of RENT, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Nov- 2010–Apr 2011Logistics Coordinator St. Petersburg Science Festival, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Oct. 2010 - Jan 2011 Logistics Coordinator New Salvador Dali Museum Grand Opening, St. Petersburg, FL
  • June, 2010 Dec., 2011- Logistics Director St. Pete Waterfront Parks Centennial Celebration, St. Petersburg, FL
  • June 1996-June 2008 Event Specialist, City of St. Petersburg Office of Special Programs
  • Apr.- Nov. 1997-00 Co-Producer Times Festival of Reading, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sept. 99 - Feb. 00 Production Coordinator for Arttrain St. Petersburg
  • Dec.- Feb. 1999 Festival Coordinator Discover Native America at Eckerd College
  • Mar. - May 1996-98 Production Coordinator and Sound Designer, American Stage in the Park,  St. Petersburg, FL
  • May - June 1996 Technical Director for "Angel Street", American Stage Company St. Petersburg, FL
  • Oct. 89 - Feb. 1995 Technical Director, Mayor's Office of Special Events, Albany, NY
  • Jan. - Apr. 1990 Technical Director, Siena College, Loudenville, NY
  • June - Sept. 1989 Assistant Technical Director and then Technical Director Park  Playhouse, Albany, NY
  • Apr. - May 1984 Technical Director, Pasco County Shakespeare Project in association with American Stage Company˝
  • Jan. - March 2011 Creative Care Artist Creative Clay taught paper sculpture men with schizophrenia
  • Aug.- Sept. 2010 Creative Care Artist Creative Clay taught paper sculpture men with schizophrenia
  • Jan.- Aug. 2010 Artlink Artist Creative Clay Design Project
  • Jan -June 2007 ArtLink Artist Creative Clay taught Chinese Brush Painting to Artist with Autism
  • Apr. - Sept. 2003 Creative Clay Art Link Artist taught Chinese Brush Painting to persons with Disabilities
  • Jan.- Feb. 1998 Taught Theater Design Seminar at Tampa Preparatory School culminating in designing the scenery and lighting for the production of "The Boyfriend"  as a design team with the students
  • June 1997 Taught two 5 day Giant Puppet-making workshops through First Night St.  Petersburg


  • Scenic Artist Seminole Hard Rock Casino Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Exhibit Cabinet Design Fabrication Pier Aquarium, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Scenic Carpenter American Stage in the Park, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Scenic Properties Carpenter, A Christmas Carol Inc., Albany, NY
  • Properties Carpenter, StageWest, Springfield, MA
  • Scenic Carpenter, Candlewood Playhouse, New Fairfield, CT
  • Properties Craftsperson, Lake George Opera, Lake George, NY
  • Properties Assistant, Virginia Opera, Norfolk, VA
  • Apprentice Scenic Artist, Spoleto Opera Festival, Charleston, SC
  • Technical Intern, American Stage Company, St. Petersburg, FL


  • 1986 B.F. A. in Scenic Design and Theater Arts, Bates College Lewiston, ME
  • 1992 Classes in Studio Recording and Music Production, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY


Leslie Curran
Board President
First Night St. Petersburg

Mark Sforzini
Artistic Director
St. Petersburg Opera Company

Laurie Macdonald
Director of Florida Office
Defenders of WIldlife