Professor, Set Design, Costume Design

Mary has designed sets and costumes for the university theatre since 1980.  She served as chair of the department for 8 years. She has also designed for the Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem Little Theatre,  Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Duke University, Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, NC, Paper Lantern Theatre Company,  and the Attic Theatre in Los Angeles.  Her other professional credits include Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Barter Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and Utah Shakespearean Festival.  She has worked as a technical director, carpenter, scenic painter, property master, costume craftsman, tailor, draper, stitcher, makeup artist, cobbler, and armorer.

Courses regularly taught
Theatrical Scene Design (THE 250)
Costume  Design (THE 251)
History of Costume (THE 255)
Stage Makeup (THE 126)
Scenic Art for the Theatre (THE 254)
Introduction to Theatre (THE 110)
First Year Seminar: Theatre Alive! (FYS 100)

MFA, Ohio State University
BFA Pennsylvania State University

Mary Wayne-Thomas