Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Professor of Theatre, designs costumes for theatre and dance. With an MFA in costume design from CalArts, he joined the Theatre Department faculty in 2000. In addition to designing costumes for all main stage productions, he teaches courses in Costume Design, Global Fashion History, Clothing + Memory, Voices of the Pacific Northwest, the thesis course for theatre majors with an emphasis in devised solo performance, and first-year seminars: Walking, Knowing, Making: A Peripatetic Exploration of Place, Ball Caps to Ball Gowns: Clothing + Memory as Embodied Thought; and Stitch x Stitch: Protest Clothing as Threads of Change.
Bobby has a great love for Shakespeare, having designed Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Love's Labour's Lost, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and Macbeth. Recent productions include Richard III and King Lear at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. He also has a passion for new work and has helped develop texts, design, and produce premiers for Magellanica (E.M. Lewis at Artists Repertory Theatre), The Snowstorm (Eric Nordin with Many Hats Collaboration at CoHo Theatre), Ithaka (Andrea Stolowitz at Artists Repertory Theatre), From A Dream to A Dream (Hand2Mouth Theatre and Stacja Szamocin), Flee Circus (The Burglars of Hamm), The Elektra Fugues (Ruth Margraff and Bottom's Dream), and Chokecherry (Erik Ehn and Bottom's Dream).
Brewer-Wallin is a Resident Artist at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon.
Professor Brewer-Wallin will be on sabbatical Fall 2021 and leading the study abroad program in Galway, Ireland Spring 2022.
- MFA, Costume Design, California Institute of the Arts
- BA, Religious Studies and Art. Lewis and Clark
Willamette University Theatre, Costume Design
- Moving Forward • Screendance, Artistic Direction by Faith Morrison. 2021.
- A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter. 2021.
- The Memo, by Václav Havel. 2020.
- Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., by Alice Birch. 2020.
- Fall Dance Concert, Artistic Direction by Faith Morrison. 2019.
- Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus. 2019.
More Willamette Costume Design
- Dead City, by Sheila Callaghan. 2018.
- Wings of Fire (World Premiere), book and lyrics by Haley Green, music by Austin Green. 2018.
- An Inspector Calls, by J. B. Priestley. 2017.
- Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. 2017.
- Lear’s Daughters, by Women's Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein. 2016
- Perception/Reality: A Dance Concert. 2016.
- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard. 2016.
- Vincent in Brixton, by Nicholas Wright. 2016.
- The Feathered Mantle / The Weaver and The Dress, by Unknown / Judy Halebsky. 2016.
- Evolution: A Dance Concert. 2015.
- bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles Mee. 2015.
Regional and Local Theatre, Costume Design
- Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR. Resident Costume Designer.
- The Revolutionists, by Lauren Gunderson. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019.
- A Doll's House, Part 2, by Lucas Hnath. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2019.
More Regional and Local Costume Design
- Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Artists Repertory Theatre, 2018.
- Cop-Out, by John Guare. August Wilson Red Door Project, Portland, OR, 2018.
- Magellanica (World Premiere), by E. M. Lewis, Artists Repertory Theatre, 2018.
- The Events, by David Greig. Third Rail Repertory, Portland, OR, 2017.
- You in Midair, by Danna Schaeffer. New Expressive Works, Portland, OR, 2017.
- The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2017.
- Maresfield Gardens, by Susan Coromel. Theatre 33, Salem, OR, 2016.
- A Christmas Carol, by Thomas Nabhan, adapted from the short story by Charles Dickens. Theatre 33, 2016.
- A Civil War Christmas, by Paula Vogel, original score by Daryl Waters. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2016.
- The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson. Artists Repertory Theatre, 2016.