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Elizabeth Clancy
Part-Time Lecturer

For students training for the theatre, the uniquely human role of fashion as it shapes identity and culture is essential knowledge.

Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA in Design, Yale School of Drama
BA in Theatre, The College of William & Mary

Elizabeth Clancy teaches the class “Clothing & Culture” at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Clancy’s Broadway credits as costume designer include A Christmas Story, Passing Strange, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. International work includes The Glass Menagerie in Shanghai, Death of a Salesman for Dublin's Gate Theatre, and A Few Good Men on the West End. She designed costumes for NY Shakespeare in the Park's Measure for Measure. Favorite Off-Broadway credits include The Lady from Dubuque; The Oldest Profession (Signature Theatre, Henry Hewes nomination); Hamlet (TFANA); A Dybbuk, In The Blood (Public Theater); The Wax (Playwrights Horizons); Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and The Entertainer (Classic Stage Company); Finer Noble Gases (Rattlestick); and The Antigone Project (Women’s Project, Henry Hewes nomination). Clancy’s regional theatre credits include productions at Arena Stage, The Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, 5th Avenue Theatre, Huntington, Intiman, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Rep, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Geffen Playhouse, and many others. She also teaches costume design for filmmakers at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her research centers on dress practices and textile production in Mesopotamia.