Costume Shop Supervisor
M.F.A., California State University, Fullerton
Costume Designer, teaches in the area of costuming. Prior to coming to UMBC, Joan taught at the University of Southern Maine and Truman State University. She has designed for Bath Shakespeare Festival, Camden Shakespeare Festival, Dramatic Rep, Heartwood Regional Theatre Company, the Public Theatre, Stonington Opera House Arts, Theatre at Monmouth, and Ziggurat Theatre. Other professional work includes costume construction at Maine State Music Theatre, PortOpera, Opera Philadelphia, the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cal Shakes and the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Her designs for A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream at Truman State University were featured in the 2005 World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto.