Headshot of Judith Ryerson, M.F.A.

Judith Ryerson, M.F.A.

Head of Costume Design
Department: Department of Theatre
Email: judy.ryerson@unlv.edu


Judith comes to UNLV after 14 years as a designer and faculty member at PCPA Theatrefest. Credits there include Peter Pan, Crazy for You, The Little Foxes, Stand Up Tragedy, Scrooge! The 1940's Radio Hour, Romeo and Juliet, The Secret Garden, Gypsy, Arcadia, Tommy, A Flea In Her Ear, Cabaret, Robin Hood, The Music Man, Boy Gets Girl, Enter The Guardsman, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Prior to working at PCPA, Ryerson designed and implemented a costume program and production studio for USIU in San Diego. She received applause for the costume design of A Man Without a World in Variety International, a Garland award for costume design of PCPA's A Midsummer Night's Dream and an award scholarship to study with Patricia Zipprodt. Ryerson has designed costumes for the operas Susannah, Julius Caesar and Naughty Marietta for the Utah Festival Opera. She has an MFA from the University of Utah and a BFA from West Virginia University.