Madeleine Sobota
Scenic and Lighting Designer
Workshop Leader Reaching for the Heavens
Madeleine Sobota is an award-winning Scenic and Lighting Designer, residing in Indianapolis Indiana, USA.  Madeleine studied design at Northwestern University and The Ohio State University, and with Lester Polakov in New York.  With over 125 designs to her credit, Madeleineís work includes designs for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dance Kaleidoscope, Susurrus, La Mirada, and the Contemporary American Theatre Company, along with a number of colleges and universities. She has taught design in theatre programs at University of the Arts Londonís Central St Martins College of Art and Design, The Ohio State University, the University of Connecticut, Ohio University, Butler University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Kenyon College, and Loyola University Chicago.  She has created innovative work in traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces.  Most recently, her focus has been in finding evocative spaces in which to create designer-lead site-specific work.  In 2005, she was awarded a Lilly Foundation 2005-2006 Creative Renewal Fellowship to research site-specific design in London UK.  Madeleineís designs have been featured in Kazimierz Braunís Theatre Directing: Art, Ethics, Creativity, in TD&T, Theatre Design and Technology, in the USA National Design Exhibits at the 1999 and 2003 Prague Quadrennials, and in the World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto, March 2005.  In Toronto, Madeleine was awarded the World Stage Design 2005 Silver Medal in Lighting Design.  Her work can be seen at this Prague Quadrennial 2007 in the USA National Exhibit, which she co-designed with fellow designer Nic Ularu.



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