Kerry Bechtel

Notable Achievements

Associate Professor of Theatre Kerry Bechtel recently designed the costumes for Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roofat Unity Theatre, in Brenham, TX. This production marks the 10th collaboration between Bechtel and the professional theater company.

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Expertise

Costume Design, Costume History, Makeup Design

Kerry has been designing costumes for nearly twenty years. In addition to teaching at Southwestern, she works with regional theatre companies such as the Saint Louis MUNY, Kansas City Repertory, Kansas City Ballet, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, Zilker Theatre Productions and The Alpine Theatre Project. In addition to designing costumes and teaching, Kerry also works as a makeup artist for film and television.

She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada and an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from UMKC in Kansas City, Missouri.

She is affiliated with the United Scenic Artists (USA Local 829), USITT, and ATHE. 

  • Kerry has been designing costumes for nearly twenty years. In addition to teaching at Southwestern, she works with regional theatre companies such as the Saint Louis MUNY, Kansas City Repertory, Kansas City Ballet, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, Zilker Theatre Productions and The Alpine Theatre Project. In addition to designing costumes and teaching, Kerry also works as a makeup artist for film and television.

    She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada and an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from UMKC in Kansas City, Missouri.

    She is affiliated with the United Scenic Artists (USA Local 829), USITT, and ATHE.