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Colleen Muscha

Published May 19, 2015

Director of the M.F.A. Costume Design Program,
School of Theatre
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Contact

cmuscha@fsu.edu
850.644.6758
www.colleenmuscha.com


Colleen Muscha has designed costumes professionally at numerous regional theatres including the Dallas, Utah and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Penn Centre Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Asolo Repertory Theatre. Her New York City design credits include work at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Equity Library Theatre and Broadway’s Longacre Theatre. Among the shows she has designed, include King Lear, Tempest, Othello, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Importance of Being Earnest, Antigone, The Pirates of Penzance, The Physicists, Sweeney Todd, and Man of La Mancha. She has designed costumes for the original productions of David Mamet’s Lakeboat, Larry Shue’s The Nerd, Amlin Gray’s Kingdom Come and Deborah Pryer’s The Love Talker. Some noted actors she has designed for include Morgan Freeman, Harold Gould, Lili Taylor, Joe Morton, CCH Pounder, Michael Rooker, Andrea de Shields, Phyllis Frelich and James Naughton. Costume design renderings for The Love Talker, which was produced for the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville—Humana Festival were included in the USITT Design Exposition 1988. Her work for A Doll’s House, produced at Florida State University, was also cited during the 1998 USITT Design Expo.She is member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, United States Institute of Theatre Technology and the Costume Society of America.

Education

She holds a named professorship as the Don Stowell, Jr. Professor of Costume Design. She has been the Director of the MFA Costume Design program at Florida State University for over twenty-five years. Received her MFA in Costume and Scenic Design from Southern Methodist University.

Teaching Areas

Costume Design, Costume History, Costume Rendering, Fabric Modification, Millinery and Costume Crafts

Research Areas

Costume Design for Theatre and Opera; Costume Crafts: Leather Work, Molds and Casting; Fabric Modification: Photo Screen Printing, Devoré, Digital Textile Printing; Computer Rendering

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1992). King Lear. [Origination of the work by William Shakespeare]. [Artistic direction by Kathleen Conlin]. Cedar City, UT: Utah Shakespearean Festival.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1987). The Love Talker. [Origination of the work by Deborah Pryor]. [Artistic direction by Jon Jory]. Louisville, KY: Actors Theatre of Louisville.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (2002). Brighton Beach Memoirs. [Artistic direction by Pam
    Hunt]. Sarasota, FL: Asolo Theatre Centre.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (2011). Dividing the Estate. [Artistic direction by Abigail
    Adams]. Malvern, PA: People’s Light and Theatre Co.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (2004). Prymate. [Origination of the work by Mark Medoff]. [Artistic direction by Ed Sherin]. New York, NY: Longacre Theatre- Broadway.
  • 1994 and 1997 Teaching Incentive Award from Florida State for Outstanding Teaching
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1990). Measure for Measure. [Artistic direction by Gavin Cameron-Webb]. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costumer Designer). (1987). Ah, Wilderness!. [Artistic direction by Abigail Adams]. Malvern, PA: People’s Light & Theatre Company.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1982). Othello. [Origination of the work by William
    Shakespeare]. [Artistic direction by Dale A. J. Rose]. Dallas, TX: Dallas Shakespeare Festival
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1982). The Glass Menagerie. [Artistic direction by John Dillon]. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1982). Kingdom Come. [Origination of the work by Amlin
    Gray]. [Artistic direction by John Dillon and Sharon Ott]. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee
    Repertory Theatre
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1996). Man of La Mancha. [Artistic direction by Dan Carter]. Philadelphia, PA: Pennsylvania Center State College.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1990). Measure for Measure. [Artistic direction by Gavin Cameron-Webb]. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costumer Designer). (1987). Ah, Wilderness!. [Artistic direction by Abigail Adams]. Malvern, PA: People’s Light & Theatre Company.
  • Muscha, C. L. (Costume Designer). (1986). Boseman and Lena. [Artistic direction by Woodie King, Jr]. Chicago, IL: Northlight Repertory Theatre.

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