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Linda Buchanan

LINDA BUCHANAN has designed at theatres throughout the country and abroad. Her work has been seen in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, the Paramount, and  regionally at Arena Stage, the Alley Theatre, Indiana Rep, Cleveland Playhouse,  Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Kansas City Rep,  Idaho Shakespeare Festival,  Milwaukee Rep, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Yale Rep, Resident Ensemble Theatre, and many others. Buchanan’s work has been published in American Theatre, Stage Directions, Entertainment Design (now Live Design), TCI (Theatre Crafts International), Interior Design, and Contract.  Buchanan was included in in 2 USITT design exhibits (Women in Design, 1997, and Evolution of a Designer, 2010). Recent work includes Having Our Say  (Goodman Theatre, Chicago), Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre, Chicago), The Tavern (Utah Shakespeare Festival), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage), and Lucio Silla (Buxton Opera Festival, UK).  Notable past projects include the premiere production of Marvin’s Room  (10 regional productions, and commercial productions in New York and London), the musical Wings  (Goodman Theatre and the Public Theatre in New York) and the American premiere of House and Garden (Goodman). Buchanan has received the Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, Jefferson Awards for House (Goodman), Black Snow (Goodman) and I Hate Hamlet (Royal George), and a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing At Lughnasa (Arena Stage). Buchanan is the former Head of Scene Design at The Theatre School at DePaul University.