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Chicago Freelance Designer

Max is a Jeff Nominated freelance theatrical designer living and working in Chicago. He is also a full time Instructor and the resident Lighting Designer at Northeastern Illinois University. He is one of the 3 co-founder's of Another Door Theatre Project; an educational performance based theatre program dedicated to shaping well-rounded theatrical artists with a professional edge. Max holds an MFA from Michigan State University in Theatrical Production Design and a BA from Ashland University in the same. 

Favorite Chicago credits include Gypsy, Little Women, Cabaret, Bare (Another Door Theatre Project); Urinetown (Jeff Nomination Lighting), Three Days of Rain, Next to Normal (BoHo Theatre); Design for Living, Angry Fags, Book of Merman, The Submission (Pride Films and Plays); The Story of a Story (The Untold Story) (Underscore Theatre); First Date (Royal George Theatre); Home Before Dark (The Ruckus); & Spamalot (Nightblue Theatre)


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"...G. 'Max' Maxin IV's lights provide that 'pop' of Broadway-style spectacle that easily makes audience members giddy for more."

Hilary Holbrook, PerformInk review for Urinetown, 2017


 "Dripping in Glamour: From your first moment of stepping into Rivendell's intimate space, you are transported to the 1930's.  The intricate art deco set design is incredible and fun to follow..."

Andrea Pikscher, BuzzOnstage review for Design for Living, 2015


"G. 'Max' Maxin IV's scenic and media design provides cunning video counterpart to the live action throughout the show."

Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune review for Angry Fags, 2015

"The set design by (G.) Max Maxin (IV) fills the stage and the scene adaptations are clever. It was a great use of such a small space."

Lazlo Collins, Chicago Theatre Review for Spamalot, 2013




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