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Valerie Marcus Ramshur

Head of Costume Design

Valerie Marcus Ramshur is a Lucille Lortel nominee and critically-acclaimed New York-based costume designer, whose work has been seen across the country and world. Her credits span theatre, dance, film and television. Ramshur is a frequent professor and guest lecturer at New York University, Bennington College, Berkeley College, and Manhattan Marymount College.

Her designs have been seen Off Broadway and regionally for The Women’s Project, LAByrinth Theater, The Public Theater, Theater for a New Audience, Manhattan Theater Club, The Culture Project, Resonance Theater Company, Rosalind Productions, The Directors Company, Cabrillo Stage and The Guthrie Theater. World premiere productions include: Tuesday’s With Morrie, Till The Break Of Dawn, Meshugah, Inky, The Glass House and A Splintered Soul. Television credits include All My Children; One Life to Live; ABC’s The View; A Gifted Man; CBS’s Hostages; WE Television; national commercials; and industrial projects for Major League Baseball, The National Hockey League, Visa, and CBS.

An accomplished collaborator and associate costume designer, her Broadway credits include Hedwig and the Angry InchA Behanding in Spokane, The MotherF**ker with the Hat, Lombardi, Tony Kushner’s Caroline Or Change, Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam, Bobbi Boland, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Raisin in the Sun, Guys and Dolls, Chaplin, and Ruined.  She has also worked on Madonna’s Rebel Heart World Tour and US national tours of In the Heights and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Motivated by a strong commitment to research, history, and the preservation of theatrical history, Ramshur often works as a project archivist and curator. She has researched, processed, arranged, and described thousands of original costume design sketches and garments. Ramshur works with cultural institutions and individual curators and researchers to promote and exhibit the work and art of costume designers. She also works on artist legacy projects within the broader arts and letters community.

Ramshur received her BA from Bennington College where she focused on theater performance, dance, and cultural anthropology. She also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

She holds an MFA in costume design from New York University, Tisch School Arts, as well as a soon be completed MLIS from Pratt Institute School of Information, concentrating on archival practices.

Ramshur is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, the Costume Society of America, Society of American Archivists, Theater Library Association, and League of Professional Theater Women.

Meet Valerie Marcus Ramshur.