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Research and Teaching

B.A. 1982, University of Puget Sound; M.F.A. in

Costume Design, 1984, University of Oregon.
Principal areas: costume design, patterning/draping, professional practice
in costume design, and fashion.
Joined UO Theatre Arts in 2015.

Courses:
Costume design, construction techniques, patterning, professional issues
in design

“Theatre is a living art, and costume design is part of bringing a special
world to life. By combining the areas of design, fashion history,
construction, sculpture, and surface modification, with an understanding
of the needs of the actor and a respect for the text, costumes can
communicate clearly with an audience to illuminate a play.”

Research Interests:
Professional practice in costume design, fabric modification, fitting,
patterning and draping, fashion

Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829, New York, 1990-present.

Publications:

"A Working Costume Designer's Guide to Color" by Jeanette deJong. Routledge Press, 2021. 

"Costume Illustrations for “DELICIOUS DISSEMBLING, A Compleat Guide to
Perfomring Restoration Comedy” by Suzanne M. Ramczyk 2002.

Recent Costume Design Production Credits:

University Theatre- The School for Lies 2015, Between the Acts 2014,
Landscape of the Body 2014, Nine Parts of Desire 2013.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre- Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea 2015, Who’s
Afraid of Virginia Woolfe 2015, A Christmas Carol 2014, I and You 2014,
Becky’s New Car 2014, The Great Gatsby 2014, An Ordinary Day 2014, Who Am
I This Time 2013, August Osage Country 2013, Boom 2013.

Eugene Opera- Sweeney Todd 2015, The Elixir of Love 2014, Girl of the
Golden West 2014, La Traviata 2013.

Seattle Children’s Theatre- High School Musical 2007, Honus and Me 2005,
The Shakespeare Stealer 2003, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
2003, Johnny Tremain 2001

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – A Sanders’ Family Christmas 2009 and
1999, Sanders Family: Homecoming 2007(Premiere), Smoke on the Mountain
2001, Skylight 1998,

Utah Shakespearean Festival – Peg O’ My Heart 2006

Village Theatre (Issaquah, WA)- South Pacific 2004, The Ark 2002

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA)- A Sanders’ Family Christmas
2005/2004/2003

Tacoma Actor’s Guild – The Drawer Boy 2004, The Curate’s AS YOU LIKE IT 2004
Educating Rita 2003, The Baltimore Waltz 2002

Taproot Theatre Company (Seattle, WA)- Shadowlands 2004, All My Sons 2003

Indiana University Theatre – Oedipus the King 2000, Into the Woods 2000,
Servant of Two Masters 1999, Faculty Costume designer 1998-2001

Indiana Repertory Theatre – The Miracle Worker 2000, Macbeth 1999, A
Midsummer Night’s Dream 1997, I Am Somebody (premiere) 1997, Molly Sweeney
1997

Actors’ Theatre of Louisville – Humana Festival of New American Plays
1999: Dinner with Friends, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Ti Jean Blues.
Humana Festival 1996:   Jack and Jill, The Batting Cage, Strange Encounters

Illinois Shakespeare Festival- Measure for Measure 1998, The Tempest 1996

Purdue University – A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1998,  “TIDES AND SOLITUDES
(for the American College Dance Festival) 1998, Faculty Costume designer
1991-1998