A Lovely Sabbatical in England

Since mid-July, my family and I have been enjoying a bit of time in Cambridge, England while my husband completes a research sabbatical at the famed Cavendish Laboratory. For the first few months I didn’t get very much done as I needed to entertain my children in the absence of their friends and most of their toys. Now that they are both settled into a lovely primary school for the term, I have finally had a chance to wrap up some projects including the two commissions and a writing project.

For those interested in seeing how my writing compared to my other creative pursuits click on the Absalon Trilogy page

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Check back soon to see how Gettysburg’s latest production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee went as I attempted a new feat- costuming remotely!

O Lear Lear Lear!

I am heartbroken to report the conclusion of our most recent production of Shakespeare’s King Lear. I could out-do Regan and Goneril in my effusive love for this show (only I would be true obviously). In this one the cast and crew achieved that beautiful level of cohesiveness that reminds me of why I fell in love with this collaborative art form in the first place. It was truly an amazing show and I could have watched it many many more times. Special thanks to Director Chris Kauffman for indulging my Norse/Medieval bent in the costuming department and Eric Berninghausen for the extra time that he gave me with the storm backdrop. Check out the galleries for more pictures.


The School for Lies…and heartache.

Congrats to the cast and crew of another Gettysburg Great production! David Ives’ The School for Lies headed up our 2017/2018 season with thick satire and bawdy humor and a mid-seventeenth century setting that warmed my costumer’s heart. I had a great time designing and building this show which may explain the the startling stress-responses I suffered when the play came under some campus controversy. The details are too fraught with heartache to go into here but it is safe to say that the department will think twice before embarking on any show with a cross-dressing element (Sorry, Shakespeare. Maybe it is time for some rewrites?). Speaking of Shakespeare- King Lear is next on the docket!  Get your tickets now by calling the Majestic Theatre,  downtown Gettysburg, 717-337-8200. We have guest actor, Paris Peet, coming to play the title role in this heart-wrenching tragedy. If you wanted to laugh you should have come to The School for Lies for you are sure to cry at Lear