Bobby Brewer-Wallin is pleased to have joined the theatre department as costume designer and instructor in the fall of 2000. Bobby has an MFA in costume design from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Most recently he was resident costume designer and design faculty at Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California. In the months before coming to Willamette, he worked for Disneyland Resorts coordinating a project with their audio animatronic figures on the Disneyland attractions. While there he also designed a new atmosphere character, "Zorro", for Frontierland.
Bobby began working as a costume designer in 1987 after completing his B.A. in Fine Art and Religious Studies from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. He worked with West Linn High School as resident costumer until 1995. In Los Angeles, he has had the good fortune of working in theatre, television and film. With a love for Shakespeare he has designed Hamlet (three times), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, and Love's Labors Lost. He also has a passion for new works. He has helped develop texts and produce premiers for Flee Circus (The Burglars of Hamm), The Elektra Fugues (Ruth Margraff and Bottom's Dream), and Choke Cherry (Erik Ehn and Bottom's Dream). In the spring of 2000 he completed a two year film project with Maximone Pictures, Three Days of Rain, written and directed by Michael Meredith and based on six Chekov short stories. The film, due to be released fall 2000, included Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Lyle Lovett, Wayne Rogers, Bobby Caradine, and Jason Patrick. His most unusual project was a television documentary for Japanese television about the lives of Bonnie and Clyde. He worked with an all Japanese crew and American actors. It was a rewarding experience, although he had no idea what was being discussed most of the time.