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Meet the Starcatchers: Emily Gill

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EMILY GILL (COSTUME DESIGN) is a newly tenured Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Montevallo where she teaches Costume Design, Construction, Crafts, Makeup and Wigs as well as the occasional puppet or weirdo “propume,” and serves as Advisor/Sponsor to Conceptual Fashion Design Interdisciplinary Studies Majors. Emily was an intern at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and designed costumes for guerrilla theatre performed out of vintage automobiles. Favorite projects include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch with the Dane Peterson Theatre Series; The Good Person of Szechwan, Cabaret, and Big River at UM; Slasher at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, Be Aggressive for Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta and Iphigenia Crash Land Falls On the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (A Rave Fable) at 7Stages Atlanta.

Thanks to a grant from UM, she is in the process of becoming certified as a Master of Transformational Reconstruction by Japanese designer Shingo Sato. Emily is on the Board of Directors for the Montevallo Arts Council and a member of the Montevallo Art Walk organization committee. emilygilldesigns.com

City Equity Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher is the first Alabama production of the 5-time Tony Winner and opens CET’s tenth anniversary with 15 more performances through August 16, (performed at Birmingham Festival Theatre). For tickets and info, call 205/500-2701.

Founded in 2006, CET is Birmingham’s only professional theatre operating under agreement with Actors Equity Association. Peter and the Starcatcher is directed by Michael Flowers with musical direction by Carolyn Violi.