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Linda Pisano, costume designer

(Compiled February 1999)



Linda is a free-lance designer and currently Assistant Professor of Design at Iowa State University. Her designs for BalletMet's Beauty and the Beast were selected by the United States Institute of Theatre Technology to represent the United States at the 1999 Quadrennial of World Design in Prague. Linda recently received two Peggy Ezekiel Awards for Excellence in Design for her designs for both Beauty and the Beast and Rape of the Lock, a world premiere baroque ballet based on the 1712 poem by Alexander Pope, presented through a grant with the OSU Department of Dance.

She was guest designer for the OSU Theatre production of Interior Day and guest designer for the Ohio University Winter Dance Concert. Other design credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Scarlet Letter, and she has spent her last few summers with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. Along with her designs for Allegoria, her other current designs include Volpone, Playboy of the Western World, and a trio of baroque ballet pieces based on several commedia dellíarte characters.

Linda graduated in 1996 from The Ohio State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Design; she also holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Theory and Criticism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Linda was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Costume Design at Kenyon College and continues to design professionally with several regional companies and independent choreographers. She continues to write and illustrate a series of children's books which she hopes one day to publish.

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