Barbara Bell

Costume Shop Manager

'62 Center for Theatre & Dance Rm G85B


Since August 2005, Barbara has served as the costume shop manager. She has frequently been a guest artist/visiting faculty at Williams College, where she designed shows such as The Brecht Plays, Tom’s Suite, and King Lear, or worked on such shows as Twelfth Night, Death and the Maiden, and In a Lake of Fire. Professionally, she is a freelance costume designer with designs for such theatres as Pearl Theatre Company (where she has designed 32 shows), Capital Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Dorset Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Jean Cocteau Repertory. She has also done work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, George Street Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and Alley Theatre. She has been visiting faculty/guest artist at Washington and Lee University, Hunter College, Brown University, West Virginia University, and SUNY New Paltz. She was resident costume designer at Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre and Coconut Grove Playhouse. She is a recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Award.