Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Wendy Meaden

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Wendy Meaden earned her M.F.A. in Costume Design and Construction at Indiana University, and a B.A. in Theatre from Bates College. She joined the Butler faculty following 10 seasons with Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT), where she was lead draper. In addition to her patterning work with IRT, she has constructed costumes for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Louisville Ballet, the Huntington Theater, and the film The Best of the Best. She managed costume shops for The Theatre at Monmouth, ME, the Nickerson Theatre, and Bates College. Wendy's design career includes works for IRT, ShadowApe, Brown County Playhouse, Cardinal Stage, Black Hills Playhouse, Windfall Dancers, Susurrus, and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Several of her designs were included in the World Stage Design Festival in Toronto (2005).  As a recipient of faculty fellowships, she participated in the 2007 & 2011 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Stage Design, and traveled to London, Moscow, Italy, and Ghana, where she studied Kente and Adinkra textiles. She is a member of USITT, Costume Society of America, the Fashion Arts Society, and Phi Beta Kappa. She teaches costume design, history, pattern making, construction, crafts, mask work, makeup, special topics, and Theatre as a Visual Art. 

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