Kathleen received her MFA in Theatre Design from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She moved back to New York and for the next decade and designed costumes, lights and sets for Theatre Companies and Universities in the New York City area. Some of her most memorable credits from these years include: Oedipus Rex at the Richard Allen Center in Harlem, Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas at Riverside Shakespeare Company, and Jungle of Cities for Skyboat Road Co. In addition to these, she constructed costumes for the Opera Northeast in NYC, and CW Post Summer Opera Company.
Since the Fall of 1995, she has been the resident Costume Designer at UW Oshkosh and teaches courses in Theatre Design, Costume Construction, Makeup and Stage Management. She is an active member of USITT, where she currently holds the position of Vice Commissioner of Exhibits, Expo and Experience for the Costume Commission. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the USITT Midwest Regional Section and was honored with the Founders Award in 2003. She has also been an active participant in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Region III and most recently served as Chair of Design, Technology & Management.
- MFA – Northwestern
- BA – SUNY Oneonta
- Courses: Design Studio (Costume), History of Styles, Makeup, Costume Construction, Painting and Dyeing for Theatre