Assistant Professor of Theatre
University Theatre Costume Designer
Goodman School of Drama, DePaul University, BFA; Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, M.F.A. | Joined WMU: 2009
Prior to coming to Western Michigan University, Kathryn Wagner taught at Southern Illinois University and Oakland University (Rochester, MI). Since relocating to the Midwest, she has designed for The Peninsula Players, University of Illinois Summerfest, McLeod Summer Playhouse, Meadow Brook Theatre (Rochester, MI) and Sullivan’s Little Theater on the Square. While working as a freelance designer in the New York City area, Kathryn designed for a variety of companies including the, AMAS Musical Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre, The American Drama Group/Europe, and the Lamb’s Theatre Company. In addition, she worked extensively for The North American Bear Company creating several bears for production and creating their Muffy Mascot Costumes and Mulder/Martin Inc., where she was involved in the making of many corporate and sports mascots, puppet characters, and a variety of walking corporate logos.
Kathryn is a member of The Costume Society of America, USITT, and United Scenic Artists, Local 829.