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Marcia Dixcy Jory

Marcia Dixcy Jory has been a professional costume designer and a member of The United Scenic Artists Union for over thirty-five years. She lives in Santa Fe, NM where she is a full-time faculty member at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. From 2000-2010 she lived in Seattle, WA where she designed for A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Intiman Theater, and The Seattle Children’s Theatre. In Louisville, KY where she lived from 1983 to 2000, she designed more than 70 productions as a resident costume designer for Actors Theatre of Louisville, including 30 premieres for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Her other regional costume design credits include The Guthrie Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage Co., Arizona Theatre Co., San Jose Rep, Florida Stages, The Kentucky Opera and The Opera Company of Boston under the direction of Sarah Caldwell. She has designed Off-Broadway at The Manhattan Theatre Club and Circle in The Square Downtown. For two years, she was the costume designer at Harvard University’s Loeb Drama Center. Subsequently, she taught design and theatre studies on the faculties of Tufts University, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Bennington College, and Cornell University. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Washington. She has a BA in English Literature from Wellesley College and an MFA in Theatrical Design from NYU School of the Arts. “The Ingenue in White” her book of essays on Costume Design was published in 2003 by Smith and Kraus.