Fine & Performing Arts Faculty
BA, Northwestern University
MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dawn Shamburger has worked on costume and set design for over sixty productions. She has worked with Trinity Rep, Hartford Stage Company, Oddfellows Playhouse, Central Piedmont Summer Theatre, Community Theatre of Greensboro, Northwestern State University, and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People.
Shows include: CATS, The Winter's Tale, Gypsy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rite of Spring, The Little Princess: A Musical, and Hay Fever. She has also designed for dance and opera. Her freelance clients have included Yale Repertory, Loomis Chafee High School, Seaside Musica Theatre, the Hollyberry Foundation, and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival.
At MCLA, she has been costumer for Blood Wedding, The Crucible, Because Their Hearts Were Pure, and The Visit, among others. She teaches courses ranging from Costume Construction and Makeup to Scene Construction and Painting to Lighting Design. She is a member of the New England Theatre Conference and USITT. She holds an MFA in Scenography (emphasis in Costume Design) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BA in Theatre Design and Production from Northwestern State University.
Venable Hall, Room 216 | Phone 413.662.5360 | Email Dawn Shamburger