Staff profile

Kitty Macey

Costume, Makeup Design
Professor
Advisement Coordinator


Contact

Hewitt 29a
315.312.3181
kitty.macey@oswego.edu

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:15 - 11:15 am and by appointment

Kitty Macey is  Professor of Costume and Make-up Design at SUNY Oswego. She designed well over one hundred productions at Oswego and for Syracuse Opera, Oswego Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera Workshop, Bronx Opera and in in Munich. Her designs for live performance in Renaissance faires have appeared in upstate New York and Maryland.

Research

  • Lost Hand Crafts presentation for USITT Costume Commission, March 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Writing Murder mysteries.
  • Performing folk music

Affiliations:

  • United Scenic Institute for Theatre Technology
  • USITT Upstate New York chapter
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Theatre Communication Group/International Theatre Institute
  • Kennedy Center/American college Theatre Festival Region 2
  • Ontario Center For the Performing Arts: Artistic Director, 1996, Board Member, 1985 to 2005 (secretary 1985-87)

Conferences

  • The Power of Attraction, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival: Lecture, January 15, 2013. Towson University, MD.
  • World Dress panel: Costume Commission, United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • Pera Palas in Istanbul: romantic or reality? Powerpoint, Long Beach CA, March, 2012.
  • The Use of Magnets and Kabuki techniques in a Quick Change: Dora A Case of Hysteria, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 10, 2011.
  • Elizabethan Ruff and Support‚ poster session 2005
  • "Rosamond Gilder - Critic of New York  -Broadway Theatre," Quest 2000, OSU, Oswego, NY
  • "The Inexpensive Wig," United States Institute for Theatre Technology - Toronto, Canada, March 1999, published in 1999 Tech Expo,USITT folio.
  • "Isabella Andreni, Italian Commedia Actress or Scholar," Women and Society Conference, June 5, 1997, Marist College, NY.
  • "Rosamond Gilder and Theatre Arts Magazine: 1924-1947" presented at Women and the Theatre Conference, October 7-9, 1994, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Soon to be published by Greenwood  Publishing Groups, Inc.

Awards and honors

Cultural exchange trip to Turkey from January 11-20, 2009 for research for Pera Palas, meeting with Journalist associations, cultural exchange representatives and faculty from Faitah University.

Performances and exhibitions

COSTUME AND MAKE UP DESIGNS (selected)

2017-18

  • Urinetown
  • Clybourne Park
  • Boeing-Boeing

2016-17

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Pillowman
  • The Wizard of Oz

2015-16

  • Space Pirates of the Planet Penzance
  • The Mousetrap
  • The Stone Age

2014- 2015 

  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Circle Mirror Transformation
  • Arcadia

2013 - 2014

  • Fahrenheit 451 
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Young Frankenstein

2012 - 2013

  • Once Upon a Mattress

2011-12

  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • A Fashionable Tea: 150 Years of Fashion at SUNY Oswego
  • Much Ado About Nothing 

2010 -2011

  • Dracula
  • The Underpants
  • Grease!

2009 - 2010

  • War of the Worlds 
  • Blood Relations
  • Songs For a New World
  • She Stoops to Conquer

2008 - 2009

  • Torchbearers 
  • Pera Pelas 
  • Into the Woods 

2007- 2008

  • Twelfth Night
  • A Doll's House 
  • Cabaret

2006 - 2007

  • Antigone 
  • Dora: A Case of Hysteria 

Education

M.F.A., 1977 in Production Design: Costuming, Ohio University
B.S., 1975 in English Education: Theatre, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Classes taught

THT 145 Basic Makeup
THT 435 Advanced Makeup
THT 222 Intro to Theatre Design
THT 251 Costume History
THT 351 Costume design
THT 451 Advanced Costume design
THT 150 Basic Costuming
THT 353 Advanced Costume Construction and Crafts
THT 359 Costumes and Cultures
THT 308 Women in Theatre
THT364 Greeks to Modern
THT 110 Introduction to Theatre