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Marcus Dilliard - Lighting Designer

Marcus has designed for theatre and opera across North America and in Europe, including numerous productions for the Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Moving Company, Penumbra Theatre, Theater Latté Da, the Jungle Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Madison Opera, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Minnesota Orchestra, Children’s Theatre Company, Ordway Music Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville, He has also designed for the Spoleto Festival (Italy); the Athens Festival, Portland Opera, San Diego Opera, Flanders Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Pacific, Fort Worth Opera, Vancouver Opera, Le Opera de Montreal, Canadian Opera Company, Chicago Opera Theater and Boston Lyric Opera.


Marcus is the recipient of an Ivey Award, a Sage Award, a Minnesota Theater Award and two McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships. He is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 and a member of the U.S. Institute for Theater Technology. He is a professor in the department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and is a graduate of Lehigh University and Boston University’s School for the Arts.



Lehigh University


Boston University School for the Arts

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