Artist Profiles

J.R. Lederle

J.R. Lederle designed This is Modern Art (based on true events), George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Leveling Up, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, The Book Thief, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Samuel J and K, To Kill A Mockingbird, The House on Mango Street, The Bluest Eye (also at New Victory in New York), Harriet Jacobs, The Water Engine (also at Theater on the Lake), A Tale of Two Cities, Winesburg, Ohio, Division Street and Whispering City for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. His work has also been seen at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, About Face Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Walkabout Theater Company, Itinerant Theatre Guild, Indiana Repertory Theatre and elsewhere at Steppenwolf, including Sex with Strangers. J.R. designed lighting for seven years for the Steppenwolf Traffic series and for five Steppenwolf performances in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He has served as head Lighting Supervisor at Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1995.