Shelley’s first production at Theatre Macon was The Diary of Anne Frank in 1988. Since then she has been involved as costume designer, actor or both, in 223 Productions. Most recently you have seen her costumes in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Auntie Mame, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Constant Wife, and The Wiz. She was the head designer and costume shop supervisor for last Summer’s Theatre Festival which included 42nd Street, Ain’t Misbehavin, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. She has been employed as costume designer for Mercer Theatre and Mercer Opera since 1996 where she has collaborated on 113 productions. Last season she designed costumes for August Osage County, The Gondoliers, and She Kills Monsters. Shelley has designed costumes for 50 Macon State/MGSU Impromptu Player’s productions, worked as a costume assistant on several movies, and designed and constructed costumes for the 2009 production of the Missouri Waltz, written by Karen Black, at the Cox Capital Theater. After working on a total of 390 productions over the last 30 years the love of collaboration, the ongoing creative challenges and constructing costumes that help actors step into the magical world of their characters is what keeps designing for the Theatre exciting and fresh.
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