|Kimberly G. Morris|
|Theatrical Design and Construction|
|Kim recieved her Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design from the University of Virginia in 1999. After a summer of teaching at the Govornor's School for the Arts in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Kim joined the University of Virginia's Department of Drama as their costume shop manager. During her 3 years as the shop manager, she also taught courses in makeup for the stage and film and served as the resident makeup artist and wig master. In her free time she designed costumes for Shenandoah Shakespeare (preciously Shenandoah Shakespeare Express). During her 2 1/2 year association with them she designed and built 17 productions for 6 international tours. She was also the first designer in their new Blackfriars Theatre which opened in Staunton, Virginia in September of 2001.|
| While residing in Charlottesville, she became the costume and set designer for New Lyric Theatre, a new company dedicated to producing high quality professional theatre doing the works of Guilbert and Sulivan. Projects with them include The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore,The Gondoliers, Pateince, and Iolanthe.
During her summers she liked to spend the time after managing the Heritage Repertory Theatre's costume shop she designed costumes for Tecumseh's second season shows. Working with them saw A Midsummer Night's Dream realized on a splendid sand stage with a pond in the middle during the summer of 2000 and remounted again the summer of 2001. The summer of 2002 brought to life Twelfth Night. Kim is looking forward to working at that space again.
Other credits include masks for The Red Rose with Adventure Theatre, and projects for Theatre West Virginia, Dennision University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sweet Briar College, MachSpring Productions, Weathervane Playhouse, Stewartstown Summer Children's Theatre, and Michie Children's Theatre.
Outside the theatre she likes to masquerade as a makeup artist for TV and film. Recent credits include the James Agee Film project, Tell About the South, for PBS and numerous episodes of WHTJ's Public TV's For the Record with Charlie Sydnor and their new political debate forum Ethically Speaking. When no one is looking she likes to sneak off to various high schools and give workshops in makeup techniques, which often conclude with students looking as if they had suffered serious traumas (one of the joys of being particualry fond of injury simulation.
Kim moved to Chicago in August of 2002 and is enjoying the freedom of freelance design and construction. She has already worked with the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Griffin Theatre, Speaking Ring Theatre, Chicago Scenic, Ball State University, Morain Valley Community College, and has found special joy working with the folks at Noble Fool Theatricals in downtown Chicago and in St. Charles. She is looking forward to many more fun and challenging creations.
Please look around this website and if you are interested in working with Kim please dont hesitate to contact her.
|Samples of Work|
|Costume Design and Construction|
|Makeup Design and Construction|
|Scenic Design and Artistry|
|A christmas story|
|The Mystery of Edwin Drood|
|updated August 2007|
|Costume and Makeup Design|
|Cirriculum Vita (CV).doc|
|White Cuban lacey dresses- Impulse Talent group|