Artist Bio

Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

(Bio as of February 2012)

Linda Buchanan has designed hundreds of stage productions in her 30-year career, including the Goodman productions of the American premiere of House and Garden (also at the Alley Theatre), Black Snow, the musical adaptation of Wings (also at The Public Theater) and the world premiere production of Marvin’s Room (with 10 subsequent regional productions and commercial productions in New York and London). Recent Goodman designs include David Mamet's Race, José Rivera’s Boleros for the Disenchanted and the world premiere of Naomi Iizuka’s Ghostwritten.  Other recent work includes Lombardi and Ten Chimneys at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and The 39 Steps at Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage and the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Buchanan received the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, Jeff awards for Scenic Design for the Goodman productions of House and Black Snow and the Royal George Theatre production of I Hate Hamlet; and a Helen Hayes Award for Dancing at Lughnasa at Arena Stage. She was resident designer at Court Theatre from 1976 to 1984 and was design director of R.D. Design Associates from l985 to 1989 where her work included the State of Illinois Center dedication ceremony and more than 100 environments for corporate theater and special events. She is an associate dean and head of the Scenic Design Program at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and has taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been published in Interior Design, Contract, Exhibit Builder, American Theatre, Theatre Crafts International and Entertainment Design.

View IMDb page

Watch & Listen More

  • Lobby Hero Production Photos
  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Production Photos
  • Ghostwritten Production Photos