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John Culbert

Dean, The Theatre School, DePaul University

In Chicago, John has designed scenery and/or lighting for the Buckingham Fountain, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Garfield Conservatory, Field Museum of Natural History, Drury Lane Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, and more than thirty productions at Court Theatre. He has received recent Jeff Award's for the lighting for Court Theatre's The Illusion and for the Goodman Theatre's Mirror of the Invisible World. Recent Chicago productions include Court Theatre's Porgy and Bess and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Romeo and Juliet, and Timeline Theatre's The Farnsworth Invention. John has also designed scenery and/or lighting for the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Singapore Rep, Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, and the McCarter Theatre. Recent Chicago productions include Court Theatre's The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Romeo and Juliet, and Sweet Charity at Writer’s Theatre. At The Theatre School he has designed productions of The Misanthrope, Streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo, The Women, The Snow Queen, Rip Van Winkle, and Stage Door.​​​

Your Guide to Theater Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theater Education

The Theatre School at DePaul University

22 October 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University has been around for a long time. It's no wonder, given that they offer degree programs in nearly every discipline one could hope for, from playwriting to directing, scenic design to arts management, costume design to dramaturgy, one can acquire a top-notch education at DePaul, where theory and practice are afforded equal emphasis. This round, I interview John Culbert, Dean of The Theatre School at DePaul.