Margaret Mitchell

Professor of Theatre

Office: HIT 200E
Phone: (210) 829-3801

Courses taught:

THAR 2242 Basic Stage Make-up
THAR 2361 Introduction to Theatre Design
THAR 2380 Play Analysis
THAR 3194 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 3195 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 3341 Costume Design
THAR 3344 Costume Construction
THAR 4196 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 4342 Costume History
THAR 4333 Senior Studio

Margaret Mitchell has designed costumes or scenery for Incarnate Word Theatre Arts productions for twenty-one years. Ms. Mitchell earned an a B.A. in theatre Arts from Texas Wesleyan College and an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her professional credits include scenery and costume designs for The Dallas Shakespeare Festival, The Austin Shakespeare Festival, The Zilker Park Summer Musical, Texas Stage, Stage West, and Capitol City Playhouse, and The Classic Theatre of San Antonio. She has also designed in Wellington, New Zealand and she has directed at the Portsmouth Music Hall in Maine and at the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts in Vermont. Ms. Mitchell's design work has represented the United States at the Prague Quadrennial three times. Her work has also been exhibited at the World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto and at numerous USITT exhibitions, the Semmes Gallery and at the McNay Art Museum. Her costume design work is published in Rebecca Cunningham's book, The Magic Garment and in Oscar Brockett and Robert Ball's The Essential Theatre. Her design work is also included in the World Stage Design and Prague Quadrennial exhibition catalogues and in TD&T. She has been a guest tutor at The New Zealand Drama School and she negotiated the sister school agreement between Toi Whakaari and UIW.

In 1991 Ms. Mitchell received the National Costumers Association Award. Her design work has been recognized numerous times locally by the Alamo Theatre Arts Council and by the Austin Circle of Theatres. Ms. Mitchell was honored with the distinguished Moody Professorship at UIW in 2008-2009; she also received the Jasmina Wellinghoff Special Contribution to the Theatre Award in 2008 and the Edward Zlotkowski Faculty Award for Service Learning in 2004. Ms. Mitchell has served on many professional panels at USITT and she is a member of the Scenography Commission and Costume Working Group of OISTAT (The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians). She has also curated design exhibitions and she has served as a consultant for theatre companies, museum collections and theatre arts programs. With Dr. Oscar Brockett and Linda Hardberger Ms. Mitchell is the co author of Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States published by the Tobin Fund for Theatre Arts and distributed by UT Press. This book received the USITT Golden Pen Award.