TECHnically Speaking: USITT22 Series with YDMT Winner Emma Craig

June 10, 2022

This podcast was recorded on the show floor of USITT22 at Studio USITT in partnership with AKG by Harman.

On this week’s episode, we sat down with 2022 YDMT Award winner for The Barbara Matera Award for Costume Making, Emma Craig.

Emma started her education in the arts in middle school focusing on costuming and theater. In her undergraduate career she designed departmental productions and worked in the shop as a stitcher and wardrobe supervisor. She holds a BA degree from Western Washington University in Theater (Costume Design). In her final year she received an internship at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Immediately after school she began working as a stitcher at the festival working with a variety of drapers and designers for six seasons and over 50 productions.

Most recently in the summer of 2021 she worked as a first hand at the Santa Fe Opera in the return season after the pandemic. In the fall of 2019 she moved to Austin, Texas in pursuit of a MFA in costume technology from the University of Texas at Austin and is anticipating graduation in May 2022. Her specialty skills include draping, tailoring, puppetry, millinery, armor making, and mask making.

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