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Bobby Brewer-Wallin

Professor of Theatre
Specialty: Costume Designer, Costume Design and Theatre Production

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Pelton 001
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


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.


  • MFA, Costume Design, California Institute of the Arts
  • BA, Religious Studies and Art. Lewis and Clark


Costume Design, Willamette University Theatre

Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel. 2024.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, by Greg Allen. 2024.
In the Deep, by E. M. Lewis and Clarence Roscoe McDonald. 2023.
Blithe Spirit, Aby Noël Coward. 2023.
The Liar, by David Ives. 2022.

A Bright New Boise
, by Samuel D. Hunter. 2021.
Moving Forward • Screendance, Artistic Direction by Faith Morrison. 2021. 

More Willamette Costume Design

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.
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.


Costume Design, 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.
Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.