Donna Meester, Associate Professor of Theatre, is Director of Costume Design and Production at The University of Alabama. Some of her favorite designs while at UA include: Ragtime, All’s Well That Ends Well, and The Threepenny Opera. Other design credits include work for The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, The Memphis Black Rep, The Red Light Theatre (Washington D.C.), Arkansas State University, University of Louisiana-Monroe, Ouachita Baptist College, Henderson State University, Louisiana State University and The University of Northern Iowa. After serving as Design Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)-Region VI, she moved to Alabama and served in the same capacity for Region IV. She was the 2011 Recipient of the Kennedy Center Golden Medallion Award for her efforts. Her costume designs have won several awards from KCACTF, including designs for Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Voices and A Bright Room Called Day. An active member in the United States Institute for Theatre Design/Technology, Donna recently completed serving five years as the Costume Commissioner. Meester was recently elected president of the faculty senate at The University of Alabama. She holds a BS in Apparel Technology from Purdue University and an MFA in Stage Design from Southern Methodist University.
View Donna's complete CV here.
View Donna on WVUA's "Alabama's Art Seen". Episode 109 (segment 8:00-14:00)