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“The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man…and Woman”

Associate Professor, Theatre — Lindenwood University
St. Louis Branch 2016 BUSS Scholar

"The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man…and Woman"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cocktails ~ 12:30   Lunch ~ 1:00    
$35 members  ~  $40 guests

Donna Northcott holds a BA in Theatre from St. Louis University and an MA in Theatre from Northwestern University. She studied Shakespearean acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Summer Seminar at Oxford University, Meisner Technique at the Actors' Center in Chicago; interned in Artistic Administration at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and has taught Meisner Technique and Shakespeare acting workshops in Chicago and St. Louis. Prior to coming to Lindenwood University, Ms. Northcott was employed as the Live Theatre Manager at the St. Louis Science Center, where she created the Science Theatre Caravan touring program, and later sh served as the Youth Theatre Manager at the Jewish Community Center. She currently serves as an Artistic Advisor for the St. Louis Science Center.

Ms. Northcott is the Founding Artistic Director of St. Louis Shakespeare and Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre. She has directed and produced over 100 stage productions and acted in nearly as many; she works as a voiceover actor, has written several children's theatre scripts which have been produced professionally, and she directed an award-winning independent film. Ms. Northcott was awarded a BUSS scholarship from the St. Louis Branch in 2016, which enabled her to study at Oxford last July.

In her presentation to the branch, Ms. Northcott will give a behind-the-scenes look at the costume design process and will show how the designs contribute to the character and the production. Theatrical costumes from various St. Louis Shakespeare productions will be on display, providing members and guests with an "up-close and personal" look at this fascinating and significant element of theatre. Bonus: Julia Hotaling, our 2017 Shakespeare Competition winner, will join us and present her winning monologue and sonnet.


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