Marcus F Dilliard

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.F.A.: Lighting Design, Boston University School for the Arts, Boston, MA, 1982.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • TH8910 - MFA Design Seminar
  • TH5950 - The History of Stage Design
  • TH5540 - Stage Lighting Design
  • TH5545 - Stage Lighting Technology
  • TH3571 - Intro to Stage Technology
  • TH3541 - Intro to Stage Lighting Design
  • TH1501 - Introduction to Stage Design
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829: Lighting Designer #269 , 1985
  • Professional Member: U.S. Institute for Theater Technology , 2010
Awards
  • Refugia at the Guthrie Theatre, June 2017: chosen as a Featured Design for the USITT American Design exhibit at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, 2018 - 2019
  • Minnesota Theatre Bloggers Favorite Lighting Design for Assassins (Theater Latte Da), This Bitter Earth (Penumbra Theatre) and The Wickhams (Jungle Theater), 2018
  • Minnesota Theater Awards, Excellence in Design for Thaïs (Minnesota Opera), Man of La Mancha (Theater Latté Da), Assassins (Theater Latté Da) and This Bitter Earth (Penumbra Theater), 2018
  • Finalist, Category 1, Theater Bay Area Award for Lighting Design, Tartuffe at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2015
  • Sage Award for Dance Design (Heaven with Flying Foot Forum) , 2012
  • Sage Award for Dance Design (Nomination), 2014
  • Participant in the United States entry to the Prague Quadrennial Design Exhibit, 2011
  • Sage Award for Dance Design (Nomination), 2011
  • Participant in the United States entry to the Prague Quadrennial Design Exhibit, 2007
  • Best Lighting Design of 2007, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2007
  • McKnight Foundation Theater Artist Fellowship, 2006
  • Ivey Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, 2005
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, 2003
  • Helen Hayes Award Nomination, 2000
  • McKnight Foundation Theater Artist Fellowship, 1998
  • Selected as one of “10 Designers for the Nineties” by Lighting Dimensions magazine, 1990