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Marcus Doshi



Marcus Doshi

Marcus Doshi is an international theatre maker who designs lighting and sets for theatre, opera, and dance and who collaborates with artists and architects on a variety of non-performance-based work. His work has been seen on and off-Broadway, at most major regional theatre and opera companies, and extensively around the world. Doshi frequently collaborates with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, having designed the lighting for Mary Page Marlowe, Visiting Edna, Linda Vista (also on Broadway) Pass Over (also for Amazon Films), BLKS, You Got Older, Familiar, and Lindiwe. Elsewhere in Chicago, projects with The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Court Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, The Cambrians, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. In New York, he has a long-standing collaboration with Theatre for a New Audience, with whom he has designed Othello, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth (all directed by frequent collaborator Arin Arbus), The Broken Heart, and Hamlet. Other theatre in New York includes work with Second Stage, Lincoln Center, The Public Theatre, The Signature Theatre, BAM, New York Theatre Workshop, The Vineyard Theatre, SoHo Rep. Select regional collaborations include work with Huntington Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Geva Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Dallas Theatre Center, California Shakespeare Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Intiman, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Doshi’s work for Opera has been seen in the US with Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Spoletto Festival USA, Lincoln Center Festival, Julliard Opera, and The Greenwich Music Festival where he was principal designer for many years, and internationally with companies such as The Royal Opera House (London), Canadian Opera Company (Toronto), La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Aldeburgh Music (UK), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia). His work has been seen elsewhere internationally in Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Paris (at La Comédie Française), Marseille, Castres, Venice, Vienna, Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla, Tunis, Sousse, Cairo, Beirut, Kuwait City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, and Sydney. Doshi is a graduate of Wabash College and the Yale School of Drama.


  • MFA, Stage Design, Yale University
  • BA, Theatre, Wabash College

Awards and Grants

  • Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nomination, Outstanding Lighting Design, Eclipsed, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2010
  • Drama Desk Award Nomination, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Hamlet, Theater for a New Audience, 2009
  • Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination, Outstanding Lighting Design, Hamlet, Theater for a New Audience, 2009
  • Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Outstanding Lighting Design, Othello, Theater for a New Audience, 2009
  • National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Designers, 2003 – 2005