Associate Professor of Theatre, Resident Costume Designer,
Community College of Rhode Island

CCRI Players Production Manager
CCRI Players Advisor

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Region 1 Costume Parade Coordinator 2020, 2019


Over 40 years professional experience in costume design primarily in regional theatres, along with print, film, video and educational venues.

A thorough knowledge of period and contemporary clothing and accessories. Ability to work well within smaller budgets. Knowledgeable and resourceful as a shopper with established contacts in the field. Comprehensive commitment to a project.

Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels:
with actors, other designers and production personnel. Willing to travel.

Professional Organizations:
Theatre Communications Group
Harbor View Artisans
Ocean State Artisans
Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Fellow: 2019 to present
National Organization of Italian American Women

Union Affiliations:
United Scenic Artists, Local 829
      IATSE, Local 481

CCRI Faculty Senator: 2021 to present
CCRI Student Success Committee: 2021 -2023
CCRIFA Executive Committee Member: 2015 - 2021
CCRI Curriculum Review Committee: 2016 - 2019
Search Committee Member - Dean of Library and Academic Innovation: 2019
CCRI Student Advisory Committee: 2020 - 2022
CCRIFA Scholarship Committee: Vice President 2020 - present
Guided Pathways Committee: 2018 - 2020

2017 Motif Award for Best College Costume Design
for Romeo and Juliet at Community College of Rhode Island

2015 Newport Mercury Arts Award
for Best Professional Costume Design for
Marie Antoinette at The Gamm Theatre

Resident Costume Designer, The Gamm Theatre, Warwick, RI

Former Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Salve Regina University

Former Guest Artist in Costume Design, University of Rhode Island

The Gamm Theatre:
"25 Most Valuable Players" honoree for Costume Design - 2010

Women's Jewelry Association Educational Grant Recipient - 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design - 1997

Guest Lecturer, Stonehill College - 1996


University of Illinois: M.F.A. in Costume Design
University of Rhode Island: B.F.A. in Theatre
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education: Jewelry Design and Fabrication


Patricia Hawkridge
Actress/Director/Arts Administrator

Dr. Joseph Amante y Zapata, Chair
Performing Arts Department
Community College of Rhode Island

Paula McGlasson, Chair
University of Rhode Island Theatre Department

Jay Bragan, Director/Instructor, Portsmouth Abbey School

Reggie Phoenix, Director