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Ginger Sorensen

Ginger Sorensen

Clinical Faculty, Costume Shop Manager


Hartung Theater Costume Shop



Mailing Address

Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 2008
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2008

Ginger Sorensen is a clinical faculty member and the costume shop manager, overseeing all aspects of the costume production phase for each play at the University of Idaho.

  • M.F.A., Costume Technology, North Carolina School of the Arts, 2002
  • B.A., Spanish, Boise State University, 1999

Prior to joining the University of Idaho, Ginger Sorensen taught costume construction at the University of Wyoming for two years, was the costume director at Louisiana State University for six years and spent several years as a freelance costume draper in New York City and around the country. The companies she has draped for include The Guthrie Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, John Kristiansen New York and a variety of Shakespeare festivals in seven different states.

Sorensen received her Bachelor of Arts from Boise State University and her Master of Fine Arts from North Carolina School of the Arts.

  • Costume technology
  • Costume design and construction

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, ID

  • Draper
    • “Merry Wives of Windsor,” 2014
    • “Titus Andronicus,” 1999
    • “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” ”Romeo and Juliet, ” “Cymbeline, ”1998

Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival, Laramie WY

  • Costume Director/Designer/Coordinator
    • “Swingtime Canteen,” 2014
    • “Time Stands Still,” “Stones in His Pockets,” “Waiting For a Chinook,” Dance Concert, 2013

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

  • Costume Director/ Draper
    • “Middletown,” “Movement Landscapes,” “Working,” 2014
    • “Boeing Boeing,” “Variegations,” “Twelfth Night,” “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” “An Evening with Ayn Rand,” “Carmina Burana,” 2013
    • “Blithe Spirit,” “From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet,” 2012

Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA

  • Draper
    • “King Lear,” “The Tempest,” 2012
    • “Richard the Third,” “A Winter’s Tale,” “The Taster,” 2010
    • “The Ladies’ Man,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Othello,” 2008

Great Lakes Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Draper
    • “Romeo and Juliet,” “Mousetrap,” 2012

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

  • Draper
    • “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Charlie’s Aunt,” “A Christmas Carol,” 2011

Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona, MN

  • Draper
    • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Henry IV,” 2011

John Kristiansen New York, Inc

  • Draper
    • Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Red Train 2010
    • “Disney Live,” 2010
    • “Little Shop of Horrors” (Ford Theatre, Washington D.C.), 2010
    • Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Blue Train 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), 1999-Present
  • Member of Costume Society of America, 2008-2009

Participation in Conferences and Symposia

  • Workshop Presenter, “Fun with Bra Foam,” Kennedy Center American College Theatre Fesitval Section 7, Boise, Idaho, February 2014
  • Presenter, “Keeping Costumes Alive in a Time of Death: The Living,” Costume Society of America Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2008
  • Program Panelist, “The Bayou to Beijing: The Heidi Chronicles in China,” ATHE Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 2007
  • Program Panelist, “Cuban Carnival Costume Symposium,” USITT Conference, Toronto, March 2005
  • Attended and translated for OISTAT Costume Symposium “Carnival in Cuba,” Santiago de Cuba and Havana, Cuba, July 2004

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558


Web: Theatre Arts Department