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Linda Buchanan

  • lbuchana@depaul.edu
  • Associate Dean, Head of Scene Design
  • MFA Northwestern University​
  • Design - Technology
  • 773-325-7933

Linda Buchanan has designed for theatres around the country and abroad, including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hampstead Theatre Centre, Opera Northern Ireland and more than 30 productions at Court Theatre, where she was Resident Designer from 1977 to 1984. In addition to her theatrical scene design work, Linda was Design Director of R.D. Design Associates from 1985 to 1989, and has designed exhibits, restaurants and special events, such as the opening ceremonies of the State of Illinois Building. She received Joseph Jefferson Awards for House and Black Snow at the Goodman Theatre, and I Hate Hamlet at the Royal George, a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa at Arena Stage and numerous Joseph Jefferson Citations. Linda has also been honored with a Merritt Award for Design Collaboration. Her work has been published in Interiors, Exhibit Designer, Contract, Backstage and Entertainment Design/TCI (now Live Design). Linda has also taught at Columbia College and the University of Chicago. She is a member of United Scenic Artists.