Visiting Associate Professor - Scenic Design
M.F.A., Scenic Design from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
M.A., Theatre with emphasis in Scenic Design, Kansas State University, 2005
B.S., Theatre from Kansas State University, 2003
Reuben Lucas is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Indiana University. Prior to re-locating to Bloomington he was a Chicago-based freelance scenic designer working with nationally known designers on museum exhibits and theatre projects nationwide at companies such as: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook, Arden Theatre Company, The Glimmerglass Festival, Mark Taper Forum, George Street Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage and Long Wharf Theatre .
In addition to his work as a freelance scenic designer in Chicago, Reuben has worked as an exhibit designer on museum and nature center exhibits located around the country. Also, he was the resident scenic design associate at the Denver Center Theatre Company, where he worked on more than 40 productions with nationally know designers over a period of four years. Recent companies Reuben has designed scenery for include: the Denver Center Theatre Company, the National Theatre Conservatory Repertory at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Theatre Aspen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Division of Opera and Curious Theatre Company. Other companies he has worked with include: Santa Fe Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Modern Muse Theatre Company, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and Music Theatre of Wichita. Reuben received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.