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Professor Angela Bacarisse received her MFA in Theatre from the University of Memphis and her BA in Theatre from the University of Delaware.  She has been on the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University since 2001 where she specializes in design for the stage , clothing history, musical theatre, and arts management.  Angela was a dancer/performer before focusing on design and has  directed and choreographed highly successful productions of How I Became a Pirate, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Sweet Charity (in Asheville, NC).  She has designed costumes and/or lighting for university theatres in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.  Professional Design credits include Playhouse on the Square, The Texas Shakespeare Festival, The Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Blowing Rock Stage Company, Opera East Texas and the Asheville Lyric Opera.  She has also worked as a costume technician at the Alley Theatre in Houston, The Texas Shakespeare Festival, and The Mac-Hayden Musical Theatre and on the movies Great Balls of Fire, Hearts of Dixie, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and the television show Elvis; Good Rocking Tonight. Professor Bacarisse is the 2014 recipient of the SFA College of Fine Arts Teaching Excellence Award.  Since 2015 she has taken her students to participate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

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