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Alan Schwanke

Guest Artist, Set Designer

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Alan is a west coast based designer specializing in scenic design for theatre and performance. Regional design credits include Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline (Portland Center Stage), Glengarry Glen Ross (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Willy Wonka: The Musical (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Period of Adjustment (TheatreSquared – Fayetteville, AR), Footloose and the world premiere of Knute Rockne: All American (Theatre at the Center – Munster, IN), the world premiere of The Chicago Sound Connection (B&B Productions/ Northwestern University TIC – Evanston, IL), The Bacchae, Mad Forest, Pippin and Suitcase (Northwestern University TIC – Evanston, IL). West coast design credits include The Road to Mecca, Lips Together Teeth Apart, Thief River (Profile Theatre Project), Hard Times (CoHo Theatre / Demaniak Productions), Jack Goes Boating (Artists Repertory Theatre), American Buffalo and Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Third Rail Repertory Theatre), Mauritius and To Kill A Mockingbird (Salem Repertory Theatre).

Alan received his MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University in Chicago. Currently Alan is the Resident Scenic Design Assistant for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.