Deborah M. Dryden

Deborah M. Dryden

Costume Designer, The Great Society

Resident Costume Designer Emerita

In 33 seasons at OSF: All the Way; Seagull; Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Pirates of Penzance; Hamlet; Equivocation; Don Quixote; The Clay Cart; Coriolanus, and many others. 

Other theatres: Broadway: All the Way. Regional: Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alaska Repertory Theatre Company, The Old Globe Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse. International: Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Opera: San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera Company. 

Other credits: Professor Emerita of Design, University of California, San Diego. Author of Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre

Exhibitions: Prague Quadrennial Scenography Exhibition, “Curtain Call, Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance,” New York Public Library of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center. 

Awards: Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, USITT Distinguished Achievement Award, 2014 tdf/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award.