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Susan Mickey

Designer Biography

SUSAN E MICKEY (Costume Designer) Susan Mickey is an accomplished costume designer with a career in theatre, film and television. Her first professional costume design was Cymbeline in 1979 for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is the winner of 2 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Costume Design for School For Lies, and The Madness of George III both designed at The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Susan's costumes have graced the stage in almost every major regional theatre in America. She has collaborated on over 35 world premiers with teams as diverse as: Kenny Leon and Pearl Cleage on an emotional drama about personal choice; Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett on a a new musical about family secrets and violence, and Jimmy Buffet and Herman Wouk on a new musical about a crazy hotel in the Caribbean.

Susan has enjoyed extended design relationships with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Huntington Theatre in Boston and The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, but her most lengthy artistic collaboration was with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta where she designed over 58 productions spanning 30 years. She is the author of several books on sewing and home décor. Since 2004 Susan has been a part of the design faculty at The University of Texas where she is the Senior Associate Chair and the Head of the Production Division.

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

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