MAGGIE MORGAN
Professor
Department of Theatre and Dance
University of California, Davis
Costume Designer for Stage and Screen
   
Creative works list and Curriculum Vitae 
    Since promotion to Professor 3.5, July 2015

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Since promotion to Professor 3.5, July 2015
Costume Design for THEATRE
THE REAL THING Aurora Theatre Company 2017 Director-Timothy Near
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Center Repertory Company 2016 Director-Marc Jacobs
ENDGAME Kirk Douglas Theatre/Center Theatre Group 2016 Director-Alan Mandell
       Theatre League Alliance Ovation Nomination - Outstanding Costume Design DED! Bootleg/Matrix Theatre 2015 Director/Creator-Carlos Lopez Estrada
TENDERLY: ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL Center Rep 2015 Director- Jenny Sullivan
       Shellie Award Nomination - Costume Design

Costume Design for FILM and DIGITAL MEDIA
CAR DOGS  Independent feature (2017 release Netflix, Amazon) Director- Adam Collis
SEND ME: an Original Web Series, True Distance/BET.com2015 Creator- Steve Harper
     Directors - PhilKaufman and Phyllis Bancroft

Costume Design for THEATRE 2006 - 13
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER   Center Repertory Company 2013  Director: Michael Butler
SOUL DOCTOR    Broadway, Circle in the Square 2013  Director: Daniel Wise  
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT. NOW CHANGE.   California Musical Theatre 2012 Director: Glenn Casale
SOUL DOCTOR    Off-Broadway, (NYTW) Shlomo Productons 2012 Director: Daniel Wise  
THE ZONA ROSA PROJECT   Sideshow Physical Theatre 2011  Director: Michael Barakiva
BLUES IN THE NIGHT   Center Repertory Company 2011 Director: Robert Barry Fleming
GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN   Fordham University, Lincoln Center 2011  Director: Elizabeth Margid
A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC  Cabaret Revue, Barre 2011 (Original prod. 2005) Director: Michael Kostroff
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING   California Musical Theatre 2011  Director: Mindy Cooper
TILLY NO-BODY   Sideshow Physical Theatre (world premiere) 2010 Director: Miles Anderson
MISALLIANCE   South Coast Repertory 2010 Director: Martin Benson
CAMELOT   Pasadena Playhouse 2010 Director: David Lee
ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD   Sideshow Physical Theatre 2009 Director: Jade Rosina McCutcheon
GROUNDSWELL   San Jose Repertory (West Coast Premiere) 2009  Director: Kirsten Brandt
THE NIGHT IS A CHILD   Pasadena Playhouse 2009 Director: Sheldon Epps
MAURITIUS    Pasadena Playhouse 2009  Director: Jessica Kubzansky     
ENCHANTED APRIL    Center Repertory Company 2009 Director: Michael Butler
THE HEIRESS    South Coast Repertory 2008  Director: Martin Benson
ENCHANTED APRIL    Arizona Theatre Company 2008 Director: Timothy Near
MASK: A NEW MUSICAL   Pasadena Playhouse (world premiere) 2008  Director: Richard Maltby, Jr.
MATTER OF HONOR   Pasadena Playhouse (world premiere) 2007 Director: Scott Schwartz
SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES!   Kirk Douglas Theatre/Deaf West (world premiere) 2007 Director: Jeff Calhoun
DEFIANCE  Pasadena Playhouse (West Coast Premiere) 2007 Director: Andrew J. Robinson
PHEADRA   Getty Villa/Antaeus Co 2006 Director: Stephanie Shroyer
BACH AT LEIPZIG   South Coast Repertory (West Coast Premiere) 2006 Director: Art Manke
SUNSET BOULEVARD   Hollywood Bowl  2006 Director: Peter Hunt    

Costume Design for FILM and DIGITAL MEDIA
INTELLIGENCE  Clown Logic Films – short  2012 Director: Phil Kaufmann
        Screened at Dances with Films 16, Chinese Theater, Hollywood

EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Exhibiting Designer
CURTAIN CALL: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, in conjunction with the League of Professional Theatre Women. Co-curated by Carrie Robbins and Barbara Cohen-Stratyner. November 2008 – May 2009.

Featured Designer
Illustration published in THINK Theatre by Mira Felner, 2012. Pearson, Paperback, 400 pages ISBN 0205869599 (ISBN13: 9780205869596). Costume rendering and accompanying production photo from DIRTY BLONDE, Sacramento Theatre Co. 2004.


AWARDS, NOMINATIONS 

Theatre League Alliance Ovation Nomination - Outstanding Costume Design 2016
ENDGAME, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group

Shellie Award Nomination - Costume Design 2016
TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, Center Rep Theatre

Shellie Award Nomination - Costume Design 2013
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Center Rep Theatre

Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination – Costume Design 2009
ENCHANTED APRIL, Center Rep Theatre

Shellie Award Nomination - Costume Design 2009
ENCHANTED APRIL, Center Rep Theatre

Backstage.com Garland Awards - Honorable Mention for Costume Design – 2008
SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Deaf/West Theatre

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nomination – Costume Design 2007
SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Deaf/West Theatre

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nomination – Costume Design 2006
BACH AT LEIPZIG,  South Coast Rep


TEACHING

University of California, Davis
Associate Professor, Costume Design, Department of Theatre and Dance, 2003 - Present.

Instructor of undergraduate and graduate level courses including: 

  • Graduate Design Seminar – DRA 224 series A-E.
  • Design Studio: Techniques and Media for graduate designers - DRA 225. 
  • Visual Aspects of Dramatic Art  - DRA 24 (lower division survey course).
  • Costume Design for Theatre – DRA 124D (upper division).
  • Costume Design for Film  - DRA124E (upper division).
  • Mentoring and supervising student designers and costume crew members on department productions – DRA 30, DRA180, DRA 280. 
    Costume Designer: 
  • URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, directed by Mindy Cooper, Spring 2007
  • SOME THINGS ARE PRIVATE, Directed by Candice Andrews, MFA Candidate, Spring 2010
  • SPRING AWAKENING, Directed by Stafford Arima, Fall 2013
  • THE GAMBLING LADY,  Directed by Fidelis Morgan, Fall 2014
  • NAM WAR RAW MAN, Devised and directed by Lucas Hatton(MFA Candidate) Winter 2017

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Reorganization of Drama Major– 2011-12
    DRA 180 Series – rewriting of production/lab practicum courses for revamp of undergraduate major (180B-design, assistant design, 180D-stage/dressing crew, 180E scenic lab, 180F-costume lab, 180G-lights, sound, projection lab)

New course development 2011-12
    Dra 116 – Design on Screen (cross listed with CTS 116) course description: An introduction to the major practitioners of production design and art direction, costume design, or cinematography including design theory, general history, career opportunities in the field, and introductory principles and practices. Some attention will be given to design for television and other media as well.

New course development 2013-14
    Dra 256 – Visual Language for Performance – new interdisciplinary MFA course for revamp of MFA program (pending approval). Course description: Exploration of different approaches and methods to the visual elements of performance. Focus on design and style for different media and genres, storytelling through visual elements of performance. Reading, research projects, creative projects, presentations.

New course development 2015-16
    Digital Costume Design and Rendering – DRA 298 group study


SERVICE

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Member -Teaching Program Planning and Review Committee, College of Letters and Science, 2012-2015.
  • Chair - General Education Committee, (Academic Senate) 2011-12.
  • Member - Representative Assembly (Academic Senate) 2011-12.
  • Member - Undergraduate Council (Academic Senate) 2011-12.
  • Member - General Education Committee, (Academic Senate) 2010-13.
  • Member - HARCS (Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies) Graduate Assembly 2008-11.
  • UCD representative from Theatre & Dance - Undergrad General Education conference at UC Irvine, 2008
  • Juror, “Design by Design” exhibition, Design Museum UCD, April 2008.

DEPARTMENT SERVICE

  • Department of Theatre and Dance, Committee of the Whole 2013-17.
  • MFA program advisor 2016 - present. Update of the MFA Student Handbook.
  • Resumé Workshop for Undergraduates, Winter 2017.
  • Undergraduate Master Adviser – 2012 - 16
  • UC Davis Film Festival respondent and judge – 2007-12, 2014–16. Faculty Advisor 2016, 2017.
  • Search Committee – Faculty Acting position – 2015-16.
  • UC Davis MFA Design Showcase, Faculty Adviser & Organizer 2008-12. 2016
  • Search Committee – Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting position 2014-15.
  • Guest lecturer – UCD Film Fest - Costume Design Workshop 2014
  • Chair - Design Program Committee 2003 – 12. 
  • Chair - MFA Program Committee, MFA Advisor 2008 - 11. 
  • Tasks: updating and rewriting the MFA Bylaws, MFA Degree Requirements, and yearly update of the MFA Student Handbook.
  • Production Committee – 2007 - 12.
  • Production director 2011-12.  (Production liaison to Department Chair)
  • Curriculum committee 2011-12.
  • Season committee 2011-12.
  • MFA Committee 2003–11. MFA Handbook – Design Program section writer/editor.  


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Design Meeting – portfolio review for Yale Drama, NYU Tisch, Cal Arts, New York, May 2014, 2017 Respondent/Reviewer

National Design Portfolio Review, New York. Portfolio review for MFA designers from UCLA, UC San Diego,  UT Austin, UMKC, University of Washington, Northwestern. 
   Respondent/Reviewer, May, 2014, 2017

University of California, Los Angeles
    Respondent/Reviewer – Design Showcase West, 2006 – 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015.

San Diego State University, School of Theatre, Television and Film
    MFA Design Jury Panelist – Design Jury. Co-panelists included Edward Albee, Martin Benson, Marian Ross, Tom Buderwitz, York Kennedy.  April 2007, March 2008, November 2014.

United States Institute of Theater Technology  - National Conference, Long Beach, Ca, 2012.
    Panelist – “Technology in Design Education”  
    Panelist  “Working in the Television and Film Industry”

University of California, Irvine
    Guest Respondent - MFA Costume Design Thesis production of The Misanthrope, October 2011.

Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa Ana, California.
    Guest Speaker – Spring 2010.

California State University, Channel Islands
    Guest Speaker - Lecture Series – Working in the Entertainment Industry - April 2010.

Design Showcase Portfolio Review (AKA “The Clambake”) Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.            Respondent/Reviewer –May 2007, 2009.


UNION AFFILIATIONS
Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.
United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

    
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Costume Society of America
United States Institute of Theater Technology
Theatre Communications Group

 

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Design.  Yale University School of Drama, 1992.
Bachelor of Arts, Dramatic Art.  University of California at Davis, 1984.