School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts : Theatre Arts Faculty

Sharon Sobel

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Arts

[Makeup Design]

Sharon Sobel has spent over 25 years in academia earning Full Professor and serving for 6 years as department chair at University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has designed costumes for over 100 productions at venues including Queens Theatre, York Theatre/Bank Street Films, Juilliard, The Workshop Theatre (NYC), Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Asolo, Nebraska Shakespeare, Madison Repertory Theatre, The Bermuda Festival, and Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. As a costume maker or assistant designer her work has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, The Alley Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

She served as Design and Technology Chair, Workshop Coordinator and leader of numerous workshops and Design Intensives for Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She has been an invited guest respondent of every region (except 3) of KCACTF. For her service she received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion.

Her books Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian and Theatrical Makeup: Basic Application Techniques are published by Routledge/Focal Press. MFA, Carnegie-Mellon University. Member USA-829 and IATSE-764.