Barbara Pope

In the last 20 years, Barbara Pope's costume design work has been seen in regional and university theatres throughout the United States. For 11 years, she was resident designer for the Asolo Theatre Company (LORT) and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. At the Asolo, she designed more than 40 productions, including The Matchmaker, Tartuffe, Our Country's Good, Hay Fever, The Winter's Tale, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and A View from the Bridge. Among her other designs for professional theatres are Prelude to a Kiss (Florida Studio Theatre), Desire Under the Elms and The Illusion (American Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Works), Draculaand Ain't Misbehavin (Tennessee Repertory Theatre), Broadway Bound, Wait Until Dark and Proof(Pennsylvania Centre Stage) and King John(Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Her designs for opera include many world premieres such as Arabica and Her Lightness for Sarasota Opera. Pope has also served as a professor of theatre at Florida State University, Penn State University, and in her current position as senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin.