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Current Design Students

E. S. Lavespere (Scenic/Costume Design)

E. S. is a Theatre Design graduate student with a focus on scenic and costumes. Her education background includes an Associate of Fine Arts in Studio Art/Illustration from Lone Star College, and a BFA in Costume Design from the University of Oklahoma. Her work experience includes employment as an assistant to the costume designer at Musical Theatre Wichita, and as a costume craftsperson in the OU costume studio with experience in millinery, thermoplastics, and puppet-making. Her theatre design credits include Noises Off, Hand to God, We Are Proud to Present..., Alice in Wonderland, and the opera, L'Enfant et les Sortileges.


William Ward (Costume Design)

William is a second-year MFA student in Costume Design. He is the youngest of two and is originally from Corbin, Ky. William holds a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology with an emphasis in Costuming from Northern Kentucky University. William’s production credits for TXST include Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play (Draper), Cabaret (Draper), and References to Salvador Dali Makes me Hot (Costume Designer). For the past two summers, William has worked for the Music Theatre of Wichita as a Stitcher, a first hand, and an Assistant Costume Designer.