Lecture: “The Life of a Costume”

Get an insider’s look at the process of designing a costume.

Learn the process of costume design—from the first script reading through opening night—from Shenandoah University costume designers Cheryl Yancey and Jennifer Adams. Explore CUT! before the program (6–7 p.m.).

Volunteers & Docents: FREE; SU Students & Faculty: FREE; MSV Members: $5; all others: $12 (includes MSV evening admission). Register here or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Snow date: January 21. 


Jennifer Flitton Adams, Costume Designer
Jennifer Flitton Adams has been a costume designer for over twenty years. B.A./Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A./Theatre/Costume Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jennifer also studied art and fashion design in Florence, Italy at the Centro Lorenzo de’Medici and the Accademia della Moda. She has designed and taught at Shenandoah University as an Associate Professor of Theatre/Costume Design since 1999.  Regional theatre work includes two years as the resident costume designer at the Allenberry Playhouse, as well as design and/or technical work at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, the Totempole Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Opera Festival, Santa Fe Opera, the Pennsylvania Stage Company, Summer Studio Theatre Company, and the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, among others.

Cheryl Yancey, Costume Designer
Cheryl Yancey received her graduate degree from The George Washington University.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Costume Design at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where she is the head of the costume design curriculum. During her career she has designed and built costumes for over 200 productions. Designs include, Beauty and Beast, Cats, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, School for Scandal, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, The Cherry Orchard and 1776.  She has received 3 awards from the American College Theatre Festival for Outstanding Costume Design.

Thu, Jan 14 • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: $5

All Others: $12