Constance A. Hoffman

Associate Arts Professor; Academic Director

M.F.A., New York University.  Her costume designs were seen on Broadway in The Green Bird, directed by Julie Taymor (Tony nomination and Outer Critics Award), Old Times starring Clive Owen at the Roundabout, directed by Douglas Hodge. Other New York theatre credits include Pericles and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Mr. Marmalade,Roundabout Theatre Company; Henry VI at the Public Theatre; Tiny Aliceat the Second Stage, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Richard II, Richard III, Henry VI all at The Theatre for a New Audience. Regional theatre credits include Seascape, Tiny Alice and Richard III at the Hartford Stage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare Theatre, Camille Claudel– a new musical at the Goodspeed Opera House and productions at Center Stage, The Alley Theatre, the Yale Rep, and the GuthriePopular entertainment credits include The Showgirl Must Go On, a Bette Midler concert at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, and Kiss My Brass, Bette Midler’s international concert tour from 2004. Opera work includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko at the Vlaamse Opera Belgium directed by Daniel Kramer, and Khovanschina, directed by David Alden; The Huguenots at The Deutsches Oper in Berlin, directed by David Alden, Turandot directed by Marco Arturo Marelli at Bregenzer Festspiele, Andrea Chenier, directed by Keith Warner at the Bregenzer Festspiele 2011/2012; Billy Budd, directed by David Alden at the ENO 2012; Deidamia and Ercole Amante, directed by David Alden for the Netherlands Opera; Grendel, directed by Julie Taymor for the Los Angeles Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival in 2007, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, directed by Robert Carsen for the Glyndebourne Opera Festival; Orfee et EurydiceLa Fanciulla del West, L’Etoile, Acis and Galatea, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Paul Bunyan, The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Lizzie Borden all at Glimmerglass/New York City Opera,Carmen and Salsipuedes at the Houston Grand Opera, The Flying Dutchman at Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera, andRigoletto at the San Francisco Opera.  She has also designed for the Santa Fe Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Minnesota Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Portland Opera, The Florida Grand Opera and the Virginia Opera. International opera includes Tannhäuser for the Tokyo Festival and the Paris Opera, The Queen of Spades at the Bavarian State Opera,Der Schatzgraber at Opera Frankfurt, Salome for the Lithuanian Opera and La Traviata at Tel Aviv Opera. Constance has collaborated with directors Julie Taymor, Robert Carsen, Tim Albery, Mark Lamos, Daniel Kramer, Ron Daniels, Barry Kyle, Irene Lewis, Karin Coonrod, Marion McClinton, Gabriel Berry, Lillian Garret-Groag, Rhoda Levine, David Alden, Christopher Alden and James Robinson. In addition to serving as a full time faculty member and the head of Costume Design at NYU, her teaching credits include The Kennedy Center Master Class in collaboration with designer and director Ming Cho Lee. Constance is a recipient of the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.

Courses

Costume Design II, Collaboration, Costume Studio

Education

M.F.A., New York University