Susan Mickey

Susan Mickey is an accomplished costume designer with over 30 years of professional experience in the field. In the fall of 2004, she joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. She is now the senior associate chair and head of the production area and the design/technology program. In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for a lifetime of excellence in Design and Collaboration. She is the winner of the 2012 Regents Teaching Award, the 2010 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award and the 2008 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award.

Her professional credits include extensive design experiences in regional theatre, television, film and print. She brings to the classroom a working knowledge of the discipline having designed at most of the major regional theatres in the country. In 2012 she won the Joseph Jeff Award for Best Costume Design for The School for Lies and was nominated for two designs in 2014. In 2010 Susan won the Joseph Jeff award for Best Costume Design for her work on the Chicago Shakespeare production of The Madness of George III. She has designed costumes for fifteen seasons at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has been an associate artist with The Virginia Stage Company and The Alliance Theatre. Susan designed costumes for more than 50 productions over 30 years at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta working there with many of the great directors, designers and playwrights of the American Stage. Susan started her career in film and television as the set costumer for the film Driving Miss Daisy. Her costume designs for film and television include the cable soap opera The Catlins, Miss Evers' Boys for HBO (Cable Ace nominee for Best Costume Design and Emmy winner for Best Drama), Mama Flora's Family for CBS and the feature film The Adventures of Ociee Nash. Susan has also worked extensively as a photo stylist and creative designer for the print industry. For Sterling Publishers, she authored three books on home décor and simple sewing. "I am honored to join the design program at The University of Texas, with its' rich legacy of costume historians and design faculty. The quality of the faculty, facilities and professional Texas Performing Arts staff at this institution are unequaled in the academic field."

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Design and Technology
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