Artist Bios

Heather Gilbert

(Bio as of November 2021)

Heather Gilbert (Lighting Designer) returns to the Goodman, where she designed King of the Yees, Carlyle and Pedro Páramo. Gilbert made her Broadway debut with The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp at Studio 54 (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award) Her designs on Chicago stages include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Steep Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Writers Theatre, The Hypocrites and About Face Theatre. Regional credits include work with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Alley Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. International credits include work with the Almeida Theatre in London. Gilbert received the NEA/TCG Career Development Grant and the 3Arts Award. She serves as the head of lighting design at Columbia College Chicago and received her MFA at the Theatre School.

With Goodman Theatre

  • Carlyle Carlyle
    1516 Season
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by Benjamin Kamine
  • King of the Yees King of the Yees
    1617 Season
    Play by Lauren Yee
    Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
  • Layalina Layalina
    New Stages 2021
    Play by Martin Yousif Zebari
    Directed by Sivan Battat
  • Nightwatch Nightwatch
    New Stages 2021
    Play by Max Yu
    Directed by Chay Yew