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Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan (USA) has designed hundreds of productions at theatres throughout the country and abroad. Recent work includes Two Trains Running  at the Goodman Theatre, Moby Dick and A Christmas Carol for Syracuse Stage, Richard III  for Idaho Shakespeare Festival / Great Lakes Theatre, Communicating Doors at the Alley Theatre, and Tommy and Miss Saigon for the Paramount Theatre. 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). Notable past projects include the premiere production of Marvin's Room, ten regional productions, and commercial productions in New York and London. As Design Director of R.D. Design Associates, her work included the State of Illinois Center dedication ceremony and over 100 environments for corporate theatre and special events. Buchanan  is Associate Dean and Head of Scene Design at The Theatre School at DePaul. Website: http://www.buchananscenedesign.com/

 

 

 

Adventures as a Woman/Scene Designer
Essay

Adventures as a Woman/Scene Designer

11 June 2015

Linda Buchanan reflects on challenges she’s faced in her career, and asks why there aren’t more women scene designers.