Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Associate Professor of Theatre, designs costumes for theatre, dance, television and film. With an MFA in costume design from CalArts he joined the Theatre Department faculty in 2000. In addition to designing costumes for all main stage productions, he teaches courses in costume design, costume history, the thesis course for theatre majors with an emphasis in solo performance, and a first year seminar titled Walking, Knowing, Making: a peripatetic exploration of place. Prior to returning to Oregon, Bobby taught at Bakersfield College, worked as an entertainment costumer at Disneyland Resorts, and designed costumes for several independent films including Three Days of Rain with Maximone Pictures.
With a love for Shakespeare he has designed Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Love's Labors Lost, Twelfth Night, and Measure for Measure. Recent productions include Richard III and King Lear at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. He also has a passion for new works and has helped develop texts and produce premiers for Ithaka (Andrea Stolowitz and Artists Repertory Theatre), (I Am Still) The Duchess of Malfi (Joseph Fisher and Artists Repertory Theatre), From A Dream to A Dream (Hand2Mouth Theatre and Stacja Szamocin), 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 fall of 2014 he will take a one semester sabbatical to work in collaboration with Struan Leslie (Head of Movement at the Royal Shakespeare Company) and Lisa-Gaye Dixon (Associate Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) on a new work called My Case is Altered or Bodies of Elizabeth that explores the Latin prefix ‘trans’ sourcing texts from Aeschylus, Thomas Dekker, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, as well as the way ‘trans’ informs our current perception of gender identity and body image.