ABOUT BLAINE SHEPHERD
Hello! I am a Kansas City, MO native that has been creating art and theatre for as long as I can remember!
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Truman State University in 2018. I am currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and am working on my final semester to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design and Technology. At Truman State, I received an BA in Theatre with a minor in Fiber Arts. I was employed as a Costume Shop Intern and served as the 2017 – 2018 Alpha Psi Omega President, within the TSU Theatre Department. I have also acquired commendations and awards for my work on realized and unrealized productions created at Truman State University.
At CCM I work as a Graduate Assistant in the CCM Costume Shop, and have focused my work towards costume design and crafts. Throughout my education, I have developed skills in makeup design and application, wig setting, felt making, costume construction, draping, patterning, rendering, and design.
Today, I continue to pursue opportunities primarily in costume crafts, design, and rendering, but recently I started creating art pieces and clothing that have been tossing around in the back of my mind for quite some time! I also enjoy scouring whatever city I am in for second hand fabric, notions, and trim to use in my work, and to share with my fellow costumers.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
KCACTF Region V National Costume Design Honorable Mention, Falsettos, 2018
KCACTF Region V Regional Costume Design Honorable Mention, Oedipus Rex, 2017
KCACTF Region V Focal Press/Rafael Jaen Award – KCACTF Region V, Oedipus Rex, 2017
KCACTF Region V Commendation for Puppet Design, Seussical, 2017
Outstanding Undergraduate Theatre Major Award, Truman State University Department of Theatre, 2018
Faculty Award for Creative Excellence in Theatre Practice and Theatre Studies, Truman State University Department of Theatre, 2018