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SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER + PHOTOGRAPHER
As a theatre professional and designer, Margaret believes that theatre plays an important part in shaping the communities it serves. From the play-choice to the artists brought together on stage, theatrical productions have the responsibilty to inspire and examine the world around us. It is, by far, the most rewarding way to explore the human condition.
Margaret's design for Hoodoo Love at Sound Theatre Company received the Outstanding Scenic Design Gregory Award this year. She credits her assistant Savannah Brittian, a senior at Cornish College, with equal billing as the winner of this award.
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Greensboro, NC, May 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Honors, Grinnell College; Grinnell, IA, May 2006
Related Affiliations & Employment
Co-Founder + Curator, With Interesting People, Seattle, WA Artistic Producer, Sound Theatre Company, Seattle, WA Cohort Member, Seattle ArtEquity Cohort, Seattle, WA 2016-17 Tech Think Tank Member, ACT, Seattle, WA 2014-15 Patron Services Specialist, The Seattle Rep, Seattle, WA 2013-14 Asst. Box Office Manager, Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA 2011-2014 Resident Designer/Production Manager, Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA 2011-12 Resident Scenic Designer/Technical Director, Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA 2011-12 Resident Scenic Designer/Scenic Artist/Teacher, California Theatre Center, Sunnyvale, CA 2010 Staff Designer, Theatre 232 (UNCG & Triad Stage), Greensboro, NC 2009 Scenic Paint Intern, The Dallas Children's Theater, Dallas, TX 2008-11 Graduate Assistant, UNCG Theatre Department, Greensboro, NC 2007-08 Patron Services Associate, The Dallas Opera, Dallas, TX 2007 Electrics Overhire, The Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX 2007 Intern, The Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX 2006-07 Directing/Dramaturgy Intern, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME 2005-06 Production Asst. & Bookkeeper, Grinnell Theatre Dept., Grinnell, IA 2005-06 Costume Storage Manager, Grinnell Theatre Dept., Grinnell, IA 2004-05 Summer Program Coordinator & PSM, ArtsWest Playhouse, Seattle, WA
Production Design [title of show] Dir. Phil Lacey Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is., WA Feb 2017 The Pride Dir. Corey McDaniel Theatre 22, Seattle, WA Oct 2016 South Pacific Dir. Phil Lacey Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle, WA Mar 2016 It's A Wonderful Life: Radio Play Dir. Milissa Carey Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Dec 2013 Guys & Dolls Dir. Molly Bell Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Nov 2013 Cabaret Dir. Brandon Jackson Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Sept 2013 Dora the Explorer Dir. Mia Fillipoff Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA Feb 2013 Sister Mary Ignatius Dir. Bryan Conger Theatre 232, Greensboro, NC June 2010 Explains it All To You The Actor's Nightmare Dir. Kate Muchmore Theatre 232, Greensboro, NC June 2010 Scenic Design Burn This Dir. Corey McDaniel Theatre22, Seattle, WA Oct 2017 Hoodoo Love Dir. Malika Oyetimein Sound Theatre Company, Seattle, WA July 2017 Butterfingers Angel... Dir. Paul Muir Trinity Western University, Langley, BC Nov 2014 Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Dir. Dawn Monique Williams Los Altos Stage Company, Los Altos, CA Jan 2014 Damn Yankees Dir. Tom Gough Foothill Musical Theatre, Los Altos, CA July 2013 Pippi Longstocking Dir. Cindy Powell Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Palo Alto, CA June 2013 The House of Blue Leaves Dir. Jeanie Smith Bus Barn, Los Altos, CA Apr 2013 Never After Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Feb 2013 After Ashley Dir. Dale Albright Dragon Productions, Redwood City, CA Jan 2013 Wizard of Oz Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Nov 2012 Once Upon A Mattress Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Apr 2012 Beauty & The Beast Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Apr 2012 The Life and Times of Ben Franklin Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Mar 2012 Cinderella Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Feb 2012 Alexander Is Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Feb 2012 Ransom of Red Chief Dir. Ben Brotzman CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2012 Peter Rabbit Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2012 Legend of Sleepy Hollow Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2011 The Little Mermaid Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2011 The Cherry Orchard Dir. Josy Miller Hapgood Theatre, Antioch, CA Sept 2011 Pericles Dir. Kate Muchmore UNCG, Greensboro, NC Feb 2011 Oklahoma! Dir. Bryan Conger UNCG, Greensboro, NC Sept 2010 The Seagull Dir. John Gulley UNCG, Greensboro, NC Feb 2010 Angels in America, Part I Dir. A. James Fisher UNCG, Greensboro, NC Oct 2009 Costume Design Howl's Moving Castle Dir. Myra Platt Book-It Repertory, Seattle, WA Nov 2017 Why We Have a Body Dir. Rhonda J Soikowski Straberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle, WA Sept 2017 Downstairs Dir. Julie Beckman Theatre22 & ACTLab, Seattle, WA June 2017 Big Fish Dir. Ken Michels Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is., WA April 2017 One Man, Two Guvnors Dir. Ken Michels Sound Theatre, Seattle, WA Aug 2016 The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Dir. Teresa Thuman Sound Theatre, Seattle, WA Jul 2016 Hair Dir. Teresa Thuman Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is., WA Oct 2015 West Side Story Dir. Amanda Folena Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Aug 2015 Anything Goes Dir. Michael Ryken Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Oct 2014 Dreamgirls Dir. Angela Farr Schiller Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Aug 2014 In the Heights Dir. Jasen Jeffrey Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA June 2014 The Color Purple Dir. Lee Foster Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City, CA May 2014 Evita Dir. Jason Hoover Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA March 2014 Little Shop of Horrors Dir. Milissa Carey Foothill College, Los Altos, CA Feb 2014 The Fantasticks Dir. Gary Landis Los Altos Stage Company, CA Sept 2013 Oliver! Dir. Jeff Bracco Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA July 2013 It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play Dir. Ana-Katrina Buscher Bus Barn, Los Altos, CA Dec 2012 Pericles Dir. Doll Picotto Shady Shakespeare Theatre Co., San Jose, CA Aug 2012 Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Dir. Ansley Bice Keenan CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Mar 2012 Orpheus Descending Dir. JB Brady UNCG, Greensboro, NC May 2011 Evil Dead: The Musical Dir. Jim Wren UNCG, Greensboro, NC Oct 2009
Spring 2015 Guest Lecturer, American Sewing Guild, Seattle
- Fabric Types, Uses, and Care at the Spring Inspiration Meeting.
Summer 2012 Teacher/Tech Director, Conservatory; Pied Piper Players
- Tech, design, and shop classes for students, ages 6-14 years old.
Summer 2011 Teacher, Intermediate/Advanced Conservatory; CTC
- Tech and shop classes for students, ages 11-17 years old.
Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant, THR 351 Intro to Scene Design; UNCG
- Introduction to scenic design, including model-making and persepective drawings/paintings.
2010-2011 Instructor, THR 140 Intro to Stagecrafts; UNCG
- Introduction to construction techniques and the basics of lighting and sound engineering.
Fall 2010 Guest Artist, THR 410 Directing I; UNCG
- One day lecture on design and floor plans for the director.
Spring 2010 Guest Artist, THR 201 Playscript Analysis; UNCG
- One day lecture on my design for The Seagull.
Awards & Honors
Recipient of 2017 Excellent Scenic Design, Gregory Awards
- For my design of Hoodoo Love at Sound Theatre Company.
Nominee for Excellent Costume Design for a 300+ Seat House, SF Bay Area Critics Awards, 2016
- For my design of West Side Story at Broadway by the Bay.
3-time Nominee for Best Costume Design in a Tier 2 Production, Theatre Bay Area Awards, 2014
- For my designs of The Color Purple (Hillbarn Theatre), In the Heights (Broadway By the Bay), and Dreamgirls (Broadway By the Bay).
Graduate Young Scholar, SETC, March 2011
- My paper, "Becoming a Feminist Designer: Troubling the Traditions of Design", was chosen to be presented at the 2011 convention in Atlanta.
Angels Scholar, UNCG, 2010-2011
- Honor bestowed by the department on the most outstanding third year graduate candidate.
2nd Place Winner of Graduate Scenic Design Competition, SETC, March 2010
- For my design of Chekov's The Seagull, directed by John Gulley at UNCG February 2010.
1st Place Winner of SETC/David Weiss Regional Scene Design Competition, KC/ACTF Region 4, February 2009
- For my design of Puccini's La Boheme.
Theatre: Costume rendering; Costume construction, repairs, alterations, and fittings; Millinery, Draping, and Dying Techniques; Stage Make-up and Special Effects; Scenic & props carpentry, upholstery, and painting; Stage lighting strike, hang, focus, cable & Source 4 repair; Light (ETC Expression & Ion) & sound board proficient; Model Building; Hand & Computer Drafting (VectorWorks and AutoCAD 2009+); Ticketing Box Office (Tessitura)
Computer: Extensive knowledge of both Macintosh (Mac OS 8+) and IBM (Windows 95+) computers, printers, & scanners; Microsoft Office (Word,
Professions/skills: Set Designer;Production Manager;Photographer;Painter/Scenic Artist;Hair/Makeup/Wig Artists;Dramaturg;Costume Designer;Administrator