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Wendi Zea

Assistant Professor of Costume Design

Wendi Zea
Contact:

Office: Room 2238 - Communications Building
Office Telephone Number: 618-453-7592
Email: wzea@siu.edu

Education:

MFA Kent State University, 2006

Teaches:

Costume Design, Period Styles, Costume Crafts (including dyeing, fabric modification, wigs & millinery), Costume Construction, and Playreading

Research and Creative Interests:

Costume design and costume history

Biography:

Wendi R. Zea is an assistant professor in costume design, teaching design, period styles, costumes construction, play reading and a variety of costume crafts classes, including dyeing, fabric modification, wigs and millinery.  She has designed costumes for numerous professional theatres including Cortland Repertory Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Northern Stage, and McLeod Summer Playhouse. At SIU, Wendi has designed several productions, including Cosi Fan Tutte and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.  Her design work has been presented at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference Design Expo, and she has done presentations at USITT and SETC on the benefits of using half scale dress forms as teaching aids.  Her major research areas include using computer rendering techniques and costume history.

For portfolio, go to www.wendizea.com