Jennifer Tipton, the Yale Repertory Theatre lighting design adviser, and Bill Rauch, the Rep associate artist, were named 2008 United States Artists Fellows in Theater Arts and will receive a $50,000 grant, a press release from the Yale School of Drama said Tuesday. This year the United States Artists, an advocacy organization in Los Angeles, provided 50 fellowships — amounting to $2.5 million in total— to support artists in various disciplines including theater, architecture and design, literature and dance. Tipton, who is also an adjunct professor of design at the School of Drama, received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” of $500,000 in September. The 71-year-old lighting designer has also won two Tony Awards and designed for companies such as the Metropolitan Opera. Douglas Garofalo ARC ’87, who was a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2000, received the fellowship for crafts and traditional arts.