Grant Sabin

Grant joined the Ensemble in 2019 and has designed sets for A Red Orchid’s productions of The Malignant Ampersands, Killing Game, The Room, The Mutilated, Simpatico, Fatboy, Blasted, and The Hothouse. He was a proud part of the design team for the remount of Simpatico at the McCarter Theatre Center.

A native of rural Illinois, Grant blends his rural roots with urban art. He is known throughout Chicago for his keen eye in capturing atmospheric detail and his ability to design “impressively executed sets” on a storefront theater budget. His designs have been seen at Northlight, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Next, The Royal George, McCarter Theater (NJ), Overture Center (WI), Theatre Wit, Gallagher Bluedorn (IA), American Blues, ATC, The House, The Hypocrites, Christina Isabelle Dance, The Seldoms Dance, and A Red Orchid. He was nominated for Joseph Jefferson awards for his designs of American Blues Theatre’s Yankee Tavern, A Red Orchid’s production of The Sea Horse, and Dog & Pony’s production of Mr. Marmalade.  He was named one of the Top 50 Players in Chicago Theatre by New City Magazine and received the 2015 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Grant is currently a full-time faculty member at Columbia College.