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Dana Pinkston

Rank: Associate Professor

Title: Resident Costume Designer

Education: M.F.A., Penn State University, Costume Design; M.A., Kansas State University, Costume Design; B.S., Kansas State University, Theatre-Design Emphasis

Courses Taught: Fundamentals of Theatrical Design, Costume Design, Design Studio, Stage Make-up, Dyeing and Painting for the Stage, Millinery, Environmental Costume Design

Job Description: Dana is responsible for the costume design of all main-stage productions, either directly, or in a supervisory capacity.

Bio: Dana has designed costumes for theatres across the country, including Wayside Theatre in Virginia, Pennsylvania Centre Stage and Struthers Library Theatre, both in Pennsylvania, Snowmass/Aspen Rep in Colorado and Potluck Productions in Kansas. In 1994 Dana won the prestigious ACTF/ Kennedy Center National Award for Excellence in Costume Design for her designs for Our Country's Good, as well as Penn State University's Arts and Architecture Creative Achievement Award. Dana is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Favorite Quote:  "Dare to be Silly"