Katherine Arfken portrait

Katherine Arfken

Associate Professor - Design & Technical Theatre

Lindenwood Hall 426

Kathy Arfken joined the faculty at Indiana University Northwest in August 2004. She is a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, IL (B.A. Theatre, 1993) and Brandeis University (M.F.A. Scenic Design, 2000).  Following her graduate studies, Kathy worked in New York City as an assistant set designer, where she assisted Michael Brown, James Youmans, and Ming Cho Lee, among others.

Kathy is the resident set designer for Theatre Northwest and has also created scenic designs for local productions with West Side Theatre Guild and Chicago Street Theatre in Northwest Indiana and for Chicago storefront theatre productions with Infamous Commonwealth Theatre and Stage Left Theatre.

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
3400 Broadway 
Lindenwood Hall 426
Gary, Indiana 46408

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
By Appointment

Email Address


Phone Number

(219) 980-6716


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