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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Theatre Arts

Christina Beam

Christina Beam is a New York and New England based costume designer and technician whose work spans theater, opera, dance and film.  Christina holds an MFA in costume design from UMass Amherst, having completed an assistantship that included rigorous work in costume construction.  Some of her recent design credits include Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge: A Flowergory Manifold (UMass), The Revolutionists (Silverthorne Theatre), She Loves Me (UConn Opera), Queer and Now: Sync or Swim (NYPOP), and Runaways (UMass).  Her designs for The Lily’s Revenge were included as part of the Emerging Artist Exhibit at the 2019 USITT Conference and also at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial.  She spent two summers as the cutter-draper for Connecticut Repertory Theatre and has completed five shows as a stitcher at Hartford Stage, including most recently, Jane Eyre.  She has also worked as a stitcher for John Cowles, a freelance draper based in Connecticut and their work included costumes for Kathy Zuber’s My Fair Lady, a production of Beauty and the Beast for Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, and the Goodspeed Theatre’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.  Christina has been the designer in residence for Paintbox Theatre since 2016 and is currently the Costume Shop Supervisor at Western Connecticut State University.  Examples of Christina’s design and construction work can be viewed at www.christinabeamdesign.com.