Overview

Sarah has called many places home, including Cincinnati, OH, Mishawaka, In, Marshall, Tx, and Manila, Philippines, where she spent most of her childhood.  She “re-discovered” her love of theatre by accidentally strolling into a production meeting with her best friend her sophomore year and then ... promptly changing her major.  One of her favorite experiences in teaching is the joy of introducing someone to a craft she loves and then watching them discover their own particular skills and passions.  She also prefers a witty, deeply sarcastic work environment where one must think on their feet in often ridiculous circumstances, which is why she is particularly suited to the theatre.  That, and excellent skills with toupee tape and safety pins.  When she is not in dress rehearsal she can be found at the nearest used bookstore adding to her library (it’s not a problem, it’s a collection), attempting to grow obscure tropical fruits in too-cold environments, cooking, or watching Korean Variety Shows.   

Information

Academic Interests and Expertise

M.F.A. In Theatre Design & Production( Makeup & Wig Design), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music

B.A. Liberal Studies (Theatre, Literature, Writing) Bethel College, Indiana

Areas of Teaching Interest

Costume, Makeup, Wig Design, Wigmaking, History of Asian Dress, Dye & Textile Work, History of Design

Professional Experience

Before coming to Wichita State, Sarah served as Theatre Design and Production Faculty at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.  She has also served as a resident designer and taught design for both Bethel University in Mishawaka, In, and Taylor University. 

Her myriad of work includes theatre (including Indiana Repertory Theatre, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse) opera (Sarasota Opera, Virginia Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Chautauqua Opera, among others) as well as Film and Video. 

Her recent designs include Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Repertory Theatre),  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (The 574 Theatre Company) The Imaginary Invalid (Notre Dame Department of Theatre),  The Drowsy Chaperone (Bethel University, IN), and  Metamorphoses (Taylor University). She also served as Key Makeup for Silk Trees (Evermore Pictures), as well as Evaluating Kaitly, and 177, award-winning short films with Runaway Pen Productions.  She has also worked with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival since 2014 as either the resident wig & makeup designer and/or costume craftsperson.