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consultant , Theater educator , Set designer

I. Van Keith Phillips, American Set designer, theater educator, consultant. Named Distinguished Professor Indianapolis Star, 1985.


Phillips, I. Van Keith was born on September 19, 1943 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Clifton Horatio and Reva Lind (Clark) Phillips.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, University Texas, 1969.


Assistant technical director, Dallas Theater Center, 1961-1963; freelance scenic designer,, since 1963; professor theater design and technology, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1969-1974; professor theater design and technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, since 1974. Architectural consultant Jones & Phillips Associations, Inc., Lafayette, Indiana, since 1974, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Orpheum Theatre, Davenport, Iowa, Lied Performing Arts Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota. Scenic designer Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, 1979, 80, Buffalo Opera, 1980, Cincinnati Ballet, 1981.


Public director Tippecanoe County Republican Party, Lafayette, 1982. Board directors Lafayette Symphony, 1981-1983. School board member Lafayette School Corporation, since 1989.

Fellow United States Institute for Theatre Technology (board directors). Member Organization de International et Theatre Design (United States representative 1976), Downtown Business Center (vice president since 1986), United Scenic Artists.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: amateur trap shooting, golf, renovating old houses.


Married Bronwen Morgan, June, 1967 (divorced May 1979). 1 child, Marisa Jill. Married Linda Gail Anderson, September 27, 1980.

Children: Andrew Keith, Matthew Harold.

Clifton Horatio Phillips

Reva Lind (Clark) Phillips

Linda Gail Anderson

Bronwen Morgan

Marisa Jill Phillips

Matthew Harold Phillips

Andrew Keith Phillips