Paige A. Willson
Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology
Received her BFA from The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in Performing Arts/ Dance, and her MFA from The University of Houston School of Theatre in Theatre / Costume, Lighting and Scenic Design. She was the Crafts Master/ Milliner at the Alley Theatre from 2004-2009. She is also a Lecturer in the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department at Rice University.
Before Returning to Houston she was the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at the University of Northern Colorado and an Instructor of Communications/resident costumer at Augusta State University.
A nationally known Mask And Crafts artisan, some of her dying and millinery work can be 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 and at Catalina Coffee here in Houston. At the Alley theatre her masks have been seen in Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, The Crucible, Cyrano De Bergerac, Eurydice, and Something Rare and Wonderful.
Some of her Costume Design credits are, Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, As You Like it, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. University of Northern Colorado: The Grapes of Wrath, Hansel and Gretel, Charlottes Web, The Magic Flute, Ritual Creep, and Bag of Blue Velvet Augusta State University: Dr. Faustus, Harvey and Guernica.