Senior Lecturer, Costume Shop Supervisor
M.F.A., California State University, Fullerton
Joan is an award-winning costume technologist and designer. Prior to coming to UMBC in 2016, she taught at the University of Southern Maine and Truman State University. She has designed locally for UMBC and Rep Stage.
Out of state professional work includes designing 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. Professional costume construction includes work 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.