Lizzy is the current resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager at the California State University, Chico. She has an MFA from Indiana University (2020), a BA in Theatre, with an emphasis in Theatre Technology, from Ashland University (2017), and is a proud alum of the Chagrin Falls Academy for the Performing Arts (2013). Over the last few years Lizzy has enjoyed mentoring her students employees while still finding time to pursue her love for craft work. As of late, her craft work has involved puppetry, dyeing, leather work, metal work, embroidery, eco dying, and more. Lizzy has worked on an eclectic mix of shows such as Lizzie: The Musical, Head Over Heels, The Wizard of Oz, Puffs,Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet, Polkadots: the cool kids musical, Laramie Project, Big Fish, Mamma Mia, Cherry Docs, Titus Andronicus,Arturo Ui, The Vagina Monologues, various devised productions and more. Over the last few years, she also has had the immense joy of designing for various styes of dance. She hopes to continue pursuing this area of design in the coming years.
In the last year, Lizzy has worked to establish the Technical Theatre program's annual USITT Trip. USITT is the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s annual conference. Theaters, graduate schools, and industry leaders gather every year, in a different location around the country, to share ideas, new technology, new methods, new materials, and to network. Needless to day, the USITT conference holds immense importance to the technical theatre community.
Lizzy wants her students to be able to have these professional opportunities, regardless of their family's financial situation. To make this trip possible annually, the Technical Theatre students need to raise $20,000-$30,000 to be able to attend. Among the many fundraising events she coordinates is Chico State's Annual Giving Day is March 6th. Giving Day is a massive fundraising day for all of Chico State's causes. Thanks to an incredibly generous donor, all donations toTechnical Theatre Experiences, up to $2,000 will be matched dollar for dollar! Donations of $250+ will receive a USITT t-shirt, signed by this year's group of students. Any donations made after March 6th will also be greatly appreciated!!!