Artist Bio

Linda Buchanan

Linda Buchanan

(Bio as of January 2020)

Linda Buchanan (costume designer) returns to the Goodman, where she has designed many productions, including Having Our Say, Two Trains Running, Race, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, House and GardenBlack Snow, the musical adaptation of Wings and the world premiere production of Marvin’s Room, plus subsequent regional and commercial productions in New York and London. Recent Chicago credits include Stick Fly (Writers Theatre) and Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre).  Regional work includes Murder on The Orient Express, Inherit the Wind (Resident Ensemble Players); Pride and Prejudice (Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theatre) and You Can’t Take It with You (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Buchanan has received the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, multiple Jeff Awards and a Helen Hayes Award. She has designed more than 100 environments for corporate theater and special events. Buchanan is Professor Emeritus from DePaul University, where she headed the Scenic Design program. buchananscenedesign.com

 

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

With Goodman Theatre

  • Race Race
    1112 Season
    Play by David Mamet
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Boleros for the Disenchanted Boleros for the Disenchanted
    0809 Season
    Play by José Rivera
    Directed by Henry Godinez
  • Ghostwritten Ghostwritten
    0809 Season
    Play by Naomi Iizuka
    Directed by Lisa Portes
  • Aint Misbehavin Aint Misbehavin
    0708 Season
    Play by Thomas "Fats" Waller et al.
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Crumbs from the Table of Joy Crumbs from the Table of Joy
    0506 Season
    Play by Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Lobby Hero Lobby Hero
    0203 Season
    Play by Kenneth Lonergan
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • House House
    0001 Season
    Play by Alan Ayckbourn
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Garden Garden
    0001 Season
    Play by Alan Ayckbourn
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Two Trains Two Trains
    1415 Season
    Play by August Wilson
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Having Our Say Having Our Say
    1718 Season
    Play by Emily Mann, Adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • American Mariachi American Mariachi
    1920 Season
    Play by José Cruz González
    Directed by Henry Godinez
  • American Mariachi American Mariachi
    2021 Season
    Play by José Cruz González
    Directed by Henry Godinez