Kelly M Schaefer

Senior Lecturer
Kelly Schaefer

Kelly Marie Schaefer teaches Costume Design and Acting courses at Iowa State University. She holds an MFA in Theatre from Western Illinois University with a double emphasis in Acting and Costume Design. She also holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University. Previously she taught costuming as well as designed the costumes for the mainstage season at Arkansas State University. A few favorites she designed while working at ASU were Anything Goes, The Boys from Syracuse, The Elephant Man, The Beaux’ Stratagem and Twelfth Night. During the summers in Arkansas she was delighted to design for ASU’s Summer Children’s Theatre season which included favorites such as Nick Tickle: Fairy Tale Detective, Sleeping Beauty, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Big Bad Wolf. She has also had the opportunity to design Measure for Measure at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, as well as work as a draper in their shop. She has also had the pleasure of working in the shops of The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and The Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Some of Kelly’s favorite acting roles include Lady Bracknell in The Importance of being Earnest, Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Adrianna in A Comedy of Errors.

Show Credits

  • Costume Designer, Iphigenia, 2018Costume Designer, Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologues, 2017
  • Costume Designer, The Importance of Being Earnest, 2017
  • Costume Designer, Cabaret2016
  • Costume Designer, The Birds, 2016
  • Costume Designer, The Secret Garden, 2016
  • Costume Designer, The Magic Flute, 2015
  • Costume Designer, On the Verge,, 2015
  • Costume Designer, Les Misérables, 2015
  • Costume Designer, Love and Honor: Iowa in the Civil War, 2015
  • Costume Designer, Crimes of the Heart, 2014
  • Costume Designer, Into the Woods, 2014
  • Costume Designer, Amadeus, 2014
  • Costume Designer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2013
  • Costume Designer, Fiddler on the Roof, 2013
  • Costume Designer, A Streetcar Named Desire, 2013
  • Costume Designer, The Three Musketeers, 2013
  • Costume Designer, Alice in Wonderland, 2012
  • Costume Designer, Candide, 2012
  • Costume Designer, Noises Off, 2012
  • Cast, Dotty, Noises Off, 2012
  • Costume Designer, Rent, 2012
  • Costume Designer, To Kill a Mockingbird, 2012
  • Costume Designer, Chekhov Short Stories, 2012
  • Costume Designer, Love's Labor's Lost, 2011
  • Costume Designer, Hedda Gabler, 2011
  • Costume Designer, Six Characters, 2011
  • Costume Designer, The Miracle Worker, 2011
  • Costume Designer, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 2010
  • Costume Designer, The Arabian Nights, 2010
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