Megan Wiegand, Costume Shop Manager
Why I love Theatre:
I love being surrounded by art, and what is theatre if not living art. More than that, theatre is story telling. We share life experiences and ideas through stories, and Theatre brings those stories to life. Engulfing you in a different world, forcing you to expand your thoughts, and question your preconceived notions. Theatre helps us learn and grow.
Why I love Butler:
Butler gives students the ability to explore interests outside of theatre while training for the entertainment world. Butler Theatre majors participate in every aspect of producing a show. This gives them an unique perspective when joining the professional world. They are better able to collaborate with their co-workers because of the first hand experiences they had in Butler Theatre.
Why I love teaching:
I enjoy working with students and watching them develop and improve new skills. There is nothing quite like seeing a student who was convinced at the beginning of the semester that they couldn’t sew, easily put together a costume a few months later. More than imparting skills, it is important to me to help guide and shape our students to become well rounded, functional, working, professionals.
Megan received her M.F.A. in Costume Technology and Management from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, having previously earned her B.F.A. in Theatre Production and Design from the University of Evansville. She has recently returned to Butler after spending her summer in New York at the Glimmerglass Festival as their Costume Shop Workroom Manager. Megan is excited to join us for her second year at Butler University.