Margaret Raywood

Associate Arts Professor; Costume Shop Director


B.A., Rider College. Workroom supervisor/draper for Parsons-Meares, Ltd., for eight years, on such productions as CatsStarlight ExpressPhantom of the Opera,  Lend Me a TenorGuys and Dolls,  Song and Dance, Othello, and many ballets for Joffrey Ballet and 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, and Letters to a Student Revolutionary and for various contemporary dance companies. Instructor/costume shop supervisor in the Drama Department at the University of  Georgia. Costume supervisor for the Mexican production of Cats, Mexico City. Taught tutu making and supervised the production 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, Ariadne auf Naxos, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Egyptian Helen; 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 Villa La Pietra, Florence. She has returned to La Pietra for the subsequent six summers, designing costumes and soft props for the productions The Iliad: Guerrillas of TroyThe Tyrant and the MaidenThe TempestThe Miser and his Daughters, The Odyssey: Everyone’s Seeking Something,  The Imaginary Invalid, Romeo and Juliet, Scapino,  and Buffo Tartuffo, all directed by Jim Calder. While at La Pietra she has been granted access to the Callot Soeurs dresses in the Acton Collection for research and analysis. Currently she has patterned and photographed six dresses from the early 20th century, and created half scale models for study purposes. When not in the costume shop, Maggie designs, installs and maintains gardens in the New York/New Jersey area.


Cutting and Draping, Costume Studio, Costume Stagecraft


B.A. Rider College, NJ