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Meaden, Wendy

Assistant Professor - Theatre


Lilly Hall - 54A

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Costumes, masks, makeup

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Assistant professor of theatre; teaches costume history, design, pattern making, construction, crafts, makeup and special topics


Bachelor's degree in theatre from Bates College; master's degree in costume design and construction from Indiana University-Bloomington; studied Shakespeare in Performance in England

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
USITT and Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Experience
Former draper for the Indiana Repertory Theatre; constructed costumes for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Louisville Ballet, the Huntington Theater, and the film The Best Of the Best; former costume shop manager for The Theatre at Monmouth, Maine, the Nickerson Theatre, and Bates College; design career includes works for Brown County Playhouse, Kent State U-Stark, Black Hills Playhouse, Windfall Dancers, IRT, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis; designer for Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and The Dreaming of the Bones at Butler