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B.A. 1982, University of Puget Sound; M.F.A. in Costume Design, 1984, University of Oregon.
Principal areas: Costume design, Color in theatrical design, Costume History, Fit in costumes, Patterning/draping, Professional practice
in costume design, and Fashion.
Joined UO Theatre Arts in 2015.

Costume Design, Costume History, Construction Techniques, Patterning, Draping, 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:
Costume Design, Costume History, Color Usage in Theatre Design, Fit for Costumes, Professional practice in Costume design, Fabric modification, Patterning and draping, Fashion

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


"A Working Costume Designer's Guide to Fit" by Jeanette deJong. Routledge Press, 2023.

"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.

Upcoming, "A Working Costume Designer's Guide to Using Period Research" by Jeanette deJong. Routledge Press, expected publication 2026.


Selected Costume Design Production Credits:

University Theatre- The Phantom Tollbooth, 12th Night 2023, Best of Enemies 2023, monsters for She Kills Monsters 2022, Hay Fever 2022, Personal History 2022, The Complete Works of Wiliam Shakespeare 2021, Personal History (zoom) 2021, A Doll's House 2020, Tricks to Inherit 2019, Machinal 2018, James Joyce's THE DEAD 2016, Wonder If/Wonder Why 2016, The School for Lies 2015, Between the Acts 2014,
Landscape of the Body 2014, Nine Parts of Desire 2013. Faculty Costume Designer 2015 - Present

Oregon Contemporary Theatre- Georgiana and Kitty- Christmas at Pemberly 2023, The Wickhams- Christmas at Pemberly 2022, Miss Bennet- Christmas at Pemberly 2019, Good People 2019, MIddletown 2017, The Revolutionists 2016, Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea 2015, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe 2015, A Christmas Carol 2015 and 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

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

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, Missing/Kissing

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

Jeanette deJong 2023 CV University of Oregon .doc80 KB