Andrea Bouck, Costume Director, has come to UIUC from the Milwaukee Theater Community. She has worn many hats during her decade of work in Milwaukee, chief among them is Costume Shop Manager for First Stage Children’s Theater. Any free time she had she worked as a freelance Crafts Artisan creating foam creatures heads for The Milwaukee Zoological Society, hats for The Metropolitan Opera’s Merry Widow, wings and hats for The Lyric Opera, and turbans for Goodman Theater’s War Paint. During the summers she dyes and paints costumes at American Player’s Theater in Spring Green, WI. She has put her Costume Design MFA from UIUC to good work designing costumes for The Milwaukee Rep, First Stage Children’s Theater, Madison Children’s Theater, and Milwaukee Chamber Theater. What brought her back to UIUC is the opportunity to be part of the present and future of the organization that launched her career and to give to the next generation of students the same opportunities and contacts that she has been so fortunate to have received.