Margaret Raywood

Academic Director; Associate Arts Professor

B.A., Rider College. Workroom supervisor/draper for Parsons-Meares, Ltd., for eight years, on such productions as CatsStarlight ExpressPhantom of the Opera, Siegfried and Roy at the Mirage, Lend Me a TenorGuys and DollsTwo Shakespearean ActorsSong and Dance, A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, and various ballets for the Joffrey Ballet and the Feld Ballet. Draper for Ray Diffen Stage Clothes and Parsons-Meares, Ltd., both in New York City, and the Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta. Designed costumes for Pan Asian Repertory Company productions of Lucky Come Hawaii, Letters to a Student Revolutionary, and Friends. Designed dance costumes for Smith and Salsberg, Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company, and Lee Harper and Dancers. Instructor/costume shop supervisor in the Drama Department at the University of Georgia. Assistant to the costume designer Jeanne Button for Twilight of the Golds, Booth Theatre, New York City. Costume supervisor for the Mexican production of Cats, Mexico City. Taught and supervised the building of new costumes for La Bella Durmiente (Sleeping Beauty) for the Compania Nacional de Danza, Mexico City. Draper at the Santa Fe Opera for Abduction from the Seraglio, Blond Eckbert, Salome, The Rake’s Progress, Daphne, Ariadne auf Naxos, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Egyptian Helen, and Wozzeck; at Seattle Opera for Tristan und Isolde. Costumed the bicentennial reenactment of the Hamilton/Burr duel in Weehawken, NJ, July 2004. A sabbatical to research working and middle-class women’s clothing from the early 20th Century, resulted in 1500 photographs she has made available to her students for research. Summer 2013, Maggie designed costumes for two productions, Hamlet and Crossed Destinies, as part of The Season, the NYU program of summer performances at La Pietra, Florence. She has returned to La Pietra for the subsequent four summers, designing costumes and soft props for the productions The Iliad: Guerrillas of Troy, The Tyrant and the Maiden, The Tempest, The Miser and his Daughters, The Odyssey: Everyone’s Seeking Something, and The Imaginary Invalid, all directed by Jim Calder. When not in the costume shop, Maggie designs, installs and maintains gardens in the New York/New Jersey area.

Courses

Cutting and Draping, Costume Studio, Costume Stagecraft

Education

B.A. Rider College, NJ