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Suzanne P. Dougan

Stanley King '03 Professor of Theater and Dance and Director of Theatrical Productions

Departmental affiliation: Theater and Dance

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Suzanne Palmer Dougan has designed sets or costumes for over 50 productions, working with such well known directors/actors as Paul Newman, Alvin Epstein and Tony Award winner Mark Lamos.  She has worked as a designer for theater, opera, dance, and museums.  Working with Humana Festival award-winning director Vinnie Murphy, she designed costumes for a series of experimental productions including Shakespeare’s King Lear and Chekov’s Uncle Vanya.  She has designed the American premiers of the Hartford Stage production of Marivaux’s False Admissions and Edward Bond’s musical Restoration. The Boston Globe and Boston Phoenix both cited her costume designs for Restoration in their “best of the year” theater reviews for 1983.  She received NEA support for her set and costume designs for Miss Ida B Wells, which toured inner city and rural schools across the U.S. and was invited to be part of the Women in Theater Conference in Australia during the summer of 1994.  Over the last ten years she has collaborated with choreographer Wendy Woodson, artistic director of Present Company, on a number of pieces, most recently She Turned on the Light.   In the last several years she designed costumes for Rockefeller Award winning choreographer Yanira Castro for (fetus) twin fet(us) twin.  In the summer of 2008 she began work with Ms Castro on a new piece entitled Black Forest/Dark Horse . This version of the piece toured international dance and performance festivals in Germany, Latavia, and Korea through 2007 and the summer of 2008.  Additions to the piece were added in the fall 2008 and the revised piece opened at the Gershwin Hotel presented by Performance Space 122 and Nete Carson in spring 2009. She is currently working on public health/performance in South Africa.  She received her BA from Vassar College and MFA in Set & Costume Design from Yale and is a member of the United Scenic Artists Local 829 New York.