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Costume Design—Professional NYC and Regional Theatre—Select Designs from 1980 to the present


Prymate                                                                   Longacre Theatre—Broadway                                                Ed Sherin

Brighton Beach Memoirs                        Asolo Repertory Theatre                                                              Pam Hunt

Dividing the Estate                                       People’s Light and Theatre Company                              Abigail Adams

Twelfth Night                                                     Texas Shakespeare Festival                                                    Debra Alley

The Nerd                                                                 Texas Shakespeare Festival                                                     Lee Ernst

Collected Stories                                              Pennsylvania Centre Stage                                                      Dan Carter

Man of La Mancha                                         Pennsylvania Centre Stage                                                      Dan Carter                         

King Lear                                                                Utah Shakespearean Festival                                               Kathleen Conlin

Measure for Measure                                   Alabama Shakespeare Festival                                            Gavin Cameron-Webb

The Tempest                                                          Utah Shakespearean Festival                                               Jim O'Connor

Ah, Wilderness!                                                People's Light and Theatre Company                              Abigail Adams

The Love Talker                                                 Actors Theatre of Louisville                                                     Jon Jory

Boesman and Lena                                        Northlight Repertory Theatre                                                 Woodie King, Jr.

Union Boys                                                          Wisdom Bridge Theatre                                                              Jim O'Connor,

Marathon One Acts                                      Ensemble Studio Theatre                                                           Billy Hopkins—Art Wolff

Much Ado About Nothing                       Dallas Shakespeare Festival                                                  Dale AJ Rose

Kingdom Come                                                Berkeley Repertory Theatre                                                      Sharon Ott

Zones of the Spirit                                          Theatre for the New City                                                             Sharon Ott

Crimes of the Heart                                       The Plaza Theatre                                                                             Dale AJ Rose

Othello                                                                     Dallas Shakespeare Festival                                                   Dale AJ Rose

Born Yesterday                                                 Milwaukee Repertory Theatre                                               Rob Goodman

Some Rain                                                             Lion Theatre—NYC                                                                          Dale AJ Rose

Two Gentlemen of Verona                       Pennsylvania Stage Company                                             Gregory Hurst

Translations                                                        Cleveland Play House                                                                   Ken Albers

The Glass Menagerie                                   Milwaukee Repertory Theatre                                                John Dillon

The Nerd                                                                 Milwaukee Repertory Theatre                                               John Dillon

Mother Courage                                               Milwaukee Repertory Theatre                                               Sharon Ott


Noted Professional Actors, for whom I have designed costumes, include:

Morgan Freeman, Harold Gould, Michael Rooker, Lois Nettleton, Joe Morton, Andre De Sheilds, Larry Shue,

James Naughton, Phyllis Frelich, Rosemary Prinz, Montego Glover, Valerie Mahaffey, CCH Pounder, Lili Taylor,

Mark Blum, Henry Strozier, James Tolkin, Reg E Cathey, Patricia Kalember and Henry Polic II


Costume Design—University Theatre & Opera—Select Designs


The Velveteen Rabbit                                   Florida State University Theatre                                         C. Cameron Jackson

Sweeney Todd                                                     Florida State University Theatre                                         Tom Ossowski

Crazy for You                                                      Florida State University Theatre                                        Fred Chappell

Once in a Lifetime                                          Florida State University Theatre                                         George Judy

The Importance of Being Earnest     Florida State University Theatre                                         Fred Chappell

A Doll’s House                                                   Florida State University Theatre                                         Michael Richey

Hello, Dolly!                                                         Florida State University Theatre                                          Tom Ossowski

Antigone                                                                 Florida State University Theatre                                         George Judy

The Rover                                                              Florida State University Theatre                                          George Judy

The Physicists                                                   Asolo Conservatory Theatre                                                     Michael Connelly

Cosi Fan Tutti                                                     Florida State University Opera                                             Claudia Zahn

Elixir of Love                                                      Florida State University Opera                                             Matthew Lata

Werther                                                                   Florida State University Opera                                             Matthew Lata

Susannah                                                               Florida State University Opera                                             Matthew Lata

The Pirates of Penzance                            Florida State University Opera                                            Michael McConnell

HMS Pinafore                                                    Florida State University Opera                                            Michael McConnell


Professional Affiliations                                                            

United Scenic Artists Local 829      

United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)

Costume Society of America               


Florida Theatre Conference Career Achievement Award 2018

Teaching Incentive Award—Florida State University 1994 and 1997

Best Costumes—Crimes of the Heart—Dallas Critics Circle Award 1984                               

Best Costumes—Othello—Dallas Critics Circle Award 1982


Design Exhibits
USITT Conference Juried Exhibit 2000—Denver, CO—Renderings, production photos:  A Doll’s House 
Cited best of show and published in the USITT Journal, Theatre Design and Technology—2000

Spirit Square Center for the Arts—Charlotte, NC—“Contemporary Players” 1993 Invitational Exhibit:  King Lear

USITT Conference Juried Exhibit1988—Anaheim, CA—Renderings and costumes from The Love Talker
This exhibit toured the US including The Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center
Florida State University—Professor and Director of the MFA Costume Design Program     1989—Present
Purdue University—Assistant Professor                                                                                                                            1985—1989
Free-lance Professional Costume Designer—USA 829                                                                                          1981—Present
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre—Resident Costume Designer and Design Assistant                  1978—1981
Related Skills
Fabric Modification—Shibori, Devore, Photo Silkscreen, Ombre, Hand Painting, Printing, Weaving,
Digital Textile Printing, Machine Embroidery
Costume Crafts—Leather, Thermoplastics, Sculpt-or-coat, Metal Leafing, Casting
Millinery—Buckram Construction, Felt and Straw Blocking, Wire Frame Construction
Computer Design and Rendering—Corel Painter, RIP Software, Art Studio for iPad, Bernina Embroidery 8



Southern Methodist University—MFA Costume and Scene Design 1978—Studied with Wm. and Jean Eckart

Stritch University—BFA Fine Arts 1975


Brad Brock                                               Martha H. Cooper

Executive Director                            Costume Technologist--Retired

Florida State University               Florida State University

School of Theatre                                 School of Theatre

850  644-7257                                           850 339-9646        

Deb Alley                                                    Abigail Adams

Director and Chair                            Artistic Director and CEO

Texas State University                  People's Light and Theatre Company

512 245-3660                                            610 647-1900  ext. 124                 




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