Gallery: Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, 2014 Winner Of Robert L.B. Tobin AwardApr 21, 2014
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg is the 2014 winner of The Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design, presented by TDF on May 2 in NYC, as part of the Irene Sharaff Awards evening. This award honors the name of Robert L.B. Tobin, representing his passion, respect and esteem for the art of theatrical design in whatever medium the artist may use. The recipient of this award has achieved a career so distinguished that his or her work becomes an example to all of the beauty, feeling and empathy that a designer creates through true mastery of his or her art.
Marjorie Bradley Kellogg’s most recent work, Passions, appeared in the 2013 Glimmerglass Festival season and this spring, a production of Othello at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater. Her designs for the 2004 world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s opera, Margaret Garner, were exhibited at the June 2007 Prague Quadrennial, an international exposition of scenography. Other opera work includes The Tender Land for Skylight Opera and Paul Bunyan for the Manhattan School of Music. She was resident designer for the 1992-93 season of Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre. On Broadway she assisted Ming Cho Lee and Robin Wagner, and Santo Loquasto before designing a series of plays from 1975-93.
She has worked in London, Moscow, in film and television, and in the American resident theatres, and was a 1992-94 Pew Charitable Trust Residency fellow with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. She has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, and has been Associate Professor of Design at Colgate University since 1995. She is the author of four science fiction novels and a fantasy series. Her stage adaptation (with music by Michael Koerner) of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was produced by the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, and her original musical, Livin’ in the Garden (music by Melanie Hammet) premiered at the Alliance Theatre in 1997.