Theatre Arts Department

Eric Blair Berninghausen

Chairperson/Associate Professor

Theatre Arts



Campus Box 0428


Brua Hall

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

ERIC BERNINGHAUSEN (Scenic Designer) designs and teaches theatre.  Eric received his BS in theatre from Skidmore College and his MFA in Scenic Design from Boston University.  He developed a wide range of skills working as a freelance theatre artist in New York City designing shows, building props and painting sets. He has worked on and off Broadway for theatre companies such as Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater, Dixon Place, Performance Space 122 and The Public Theater. He apprenticed under designer Allen Moyer (Grey Gardens, Reckless) and teaches design at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.  Eric would like to thank Leslie Strongwater for being amazing.  Previous credits include The Weavers, The Birthday Party, Tartuffe, Besharet, Potatoes of August, The Secret Death of Puppets, Blood Wedding, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula, The Good Times Are Killing Me, The Importance of Being Earnest. A Chorus Line, As You Like It, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Clybourne Park, In the Next Room, One Man Two Guvnors. Talley’s Folly, Two Trains Running, Uncanny Valley, Suddenly.  To see his portfolio go to