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Paige A. Willson

Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology

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Biography

Paige A. Willson: Is an Instructional Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology at the University of Houston.

She received her BFA from The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in Performing Arts/ Dance, and her MFA from The University of Houston Theatre / Costume, Lighting and Scenic Design.  She was the Crafts Master/ Milliner at the Alley Theatre from 2004-2009.  A nationally known Mask and Crafts artisan, some of her work has been seen in Rooms: a rock romance at New World Stages, 1776 and the Importance of being Earnest at the Papermill Playhouse. Her masks have been on display at Art On Broad street an art gallery in Augusta, Georgia, at Rice University in the faculty art exhibit @work@play, at Catalina Coffee in Houston.  Her masks seen in works at the Alley Theatre include Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, The Crucible, Cyrano De Bergerac, Eurydice, and Something Rare and Wonderful.

Some Costume Design credits are, Houston Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night's dream 2010, 2002, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello The Tempest, As You Like it, The Taming of the Shrew 2011, 2004, The Winter’s Tale. She recently designed Kimberly Akimbo for Mildred’s Umbrella, the premier of Now This by Scott Kaiser at the University of Houston, Purple for Karen Stokes Dance and Natural acts in Artificial Water by Stephan Koplowitz Task Force.