Elaine McBennett

Elaine McBennett

Cutter/Draper

First season at OSF: 1981

Shows in 2014 season: The Cocoanuts, Into the Woods.

I moved to Ashland from Boston, where I was a costume designer/draper at the Boston Shakespeare Company for 3 years.

Other theatres: Denver Center Theatre Company, Virginia Stage, Alaska Rep, Syracuse Stage, Seattle Rep and Milwaukee Rep.

Interim shop manager, OSF 1987, winter/spring; Intiman Theatre, 1988, winter/spring. Cutter/draper for 7 summer/fall seasons at Jeannie Davidson's Ravenna Studio.

Education: BFA, fashion design, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Favorite Shakespeare play has always been King Lear. Favorite hobby: gardening and deer-proofing my yard.