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Deborah M Dryden

Designer Biography

Deborah Dryden recently designed costumes for Robert Schenkkan's "All The Way" on Broadway. She created the designs for part II ,"The Great Society" which premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July, 2014.

Deborah holds the position of Resident Costume Designer Emerita for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for which she designed for 34 seasons, retiring from that post in 2012.

She has designed costumes for theatres including: Arena Stage, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, Huntington Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, Old Globe, Minnesota Opera, Denver Center Theatre, Alley Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Intiman Theatre, San Diego Opera,Seattle Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse and the Mark Taper Forum.

She is a Professor Emerita of Design at University of California, San Diego, where she taught for many years. Her special interest in interdisciplinary design training resulted in an Artist-in-Residence semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010.

A career long passion for fabric modification and the textile arts led to the publication of the book"Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre". Deborah continues to teach workshops and master classes in design and fabric dyeing and painting.

Exhibited work includes Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and "Curtain Call, Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance", NY Public Library of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center

Awards include the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, USITT Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2014 tdf/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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