Susan High

M.B.A., The Citadel Military College of SC (Master of Business)

M.S., Illinois State University (Master of Science – Theatre Production)

Susan High

Susan is entering her third year as Shop Supervisor and Designer as well as Instructor of Costume Technology – THEA 112, Costume Construction – THEA 317 and now Costume Design – THEA 421.  She is an experienced Costume Designer and Cutter/Draper. Susan believes in the importance of developing a comprehensive understanding of all elements of technical theatre and has completed design and production positions during her career including professional wardrobe, electrics and stagehand assignments for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local #193.  Susan is a strong proponent for teaching a basic understanding regarding the “business side” of theatre. She strives to promote necessary skills, promotion and logic for design and acting students alike that are imperative to survive in a creative yet difficult performance related career. Her professional designs include Measure for Measure with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Peer Gynt with Breadline Theatre, Chicago, IL and runway designs for Evangelia, Inc., Chicago, IL, as well as independent corporate designs including Johnson and Johnson, Mgrs., Inc. Charleston, SC, CSR Conferences 2008 – 2010.  Most recently at IWU, she completed the costume design for Dancing at Lughnasa directed by Michael Cotey and also FCDC 2017:  Tapestry and Cross Currents choreographed by Jean MacFarland-Kerr.  Susan received the Brendan C. McNabb Award for Theatrical Excellence for prior work at Millikin University.  Susan has an MBA from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and is currently finishing MFA work in Costume Design with Illinois State University.