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Department of Theatre Arts

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn
Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor
PHONE: (208) 885-6465
FAX: (208) 885-2558
E-MAIL: theatre@uidaho.edu

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

close up color photo of Ginger Sorenson

Ginger Sorensen

Office: Hartung Theater Costume Shop
Phone: (208) 885-6131
Email: gsorensen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2008
P.O. Box 442008
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2008

Department of Theatre Arts
Clinical Faculty, Costume Shop Manager

Home Town: McCall, Idaho
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2014

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Costume Technology
    • Costume Design and Construction
  • Biography

    Prior to joining the University of Idaho, Ginger 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.

    Ginger received her BA from Boise State University and her MFA from North Carolina School of the Arts.

  • Research Projects
    Professional Experience

    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, OH
    • 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
  • Outreach Projects
    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

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