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J. Theresa Bush

J. Theresa Bush

Associate Professor


J. Theresa Bush (she/they) United Scenic Artists Local 829 and Associate Professor of Costume Design and Tech. Associate Designer credits include A Wonderful World on Broadway, Flying Over Sunset at Lincoln Center, Head of Passes for Berkeley Rep, and Familiar for Yale Rep. Regional credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Berkley Rep, The Warehouse Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Virginia Rep, and Maine State Music Theatre. Awards include the IHL Diversity Award and the KCACTF Faculty Excellence in Costume Design Award. She has served as costume shop manager for Williamstown Theatre Festival 2012 producing the Broadway premiers of Far From Heaven and The Elephant Man. She created costumes for regional houses including Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Lexington Children’s Theatre, and she served as Dolly Parton’s alterationist. Theresa specializes in consent-based, trauma-informed practices and is Affiliate Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education.

  • Theatre Costume Design and Technology (MFA) - Virginia Commonwealth University (2013)

Theatre 680 Graduate Design Studio: Anti-Racist Theatre
Theatre 475 Capstone
Theatre 692 Special Problems in Digital Rendering Techniques
Theatre 692 Special Problems in Advanced Costume Technology: Period Garment Construction
Theatre 441/641 Advanced Costume Technology Studio: Fabric Modification
Theatre 692 Special Problems in Textiles
Theatre 692 Special Problems in Millinery (Hat Making)
THE 492 Special Problems in Wig-Making and Styling
THE 441/641 Advanced Costume Technology Studio: Draping and Flat Pattern-Making

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Association of College and University Educators
  • Southeastern Theater Conference
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Black Lives Matter Mississippi

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Theatre Costume Design and Technology