Marjorie Kellogg

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Marjorie Kellogg

Associate Professor of Theater and Scene Designer, Emerita

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Marjorie Kellogg’s designs for Broadway include Any Given Day, the George C. Scott revival of On Borrowed Time, Lucifer's Child, starring Julie Harris, American Buffalo with Al Pacino, DA, Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Solomon's ChildArsenic and Old Lace, Steaming, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 

Designs for opera include the world premiere of MARGARET GARNER, PASSIONS at the Glimmerglass Festival, 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.  Designs for Circle in the Square include Spokesong, Heartbreak House, and Present Laughter. Off-Broadway, Kellogg has worked for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theatre, the Signature Theatre, the Second Stage, the Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons and the Roundabout Theatre, among others. 

She received the 2002 Ruth Morley Design Award, the 1995 Mary L. Murphy Award for Excellence in Design, and shared the first Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration in 1994. Other honors were the 1983-84 Boston Theatre Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Drama-Logue awards for 1988 and 1991, and a New York Drama Desk nomination for both the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. She has worked in London, Moscow, in film and television, and in the American resident theaters for 30 years.  She was a 1992-94 Pew Charitable Trust Residency fellow with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. She has taught at Princeton University and Columbia University and has been associate professor of design at Colgate University since 1995. 

She is the author of three science fiction novels (A Rumor of Angels, Harmony, and Lear's Daughters) and a fantasy series, The Dragon Quartet, consisting of The Book of Earth, The Book of Water, The Book of Fire, and The Book of Air. 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.

BA, Vassar College

Princeton University, Columbia University

Freelance scenic designer for theater and opera on and off Broadway and throughout the United States

Five science fiction novels, four fantasy novels, a few stories and two produced plays.


  • Lear's Daughters (DAW Books, 2009)
  • The Dragon Quartet: The Books of Earth, Water, Fire and Air (DAW Books, 2002-6)
  • Harmony
  • The Wave and the Flame
  • Reign of Fire
  • A Rumor of Angels

Produced plays:

  • Livin' in the Garden (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta GA;
  • A Wrinkle in Time (adaptation for The Children's Theatre, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Theatre Communications Group, NYC, 1980s
  • Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY,  2000 to 2005
  • The West Kortright Centre, East Meredith, NY, 2008 to present