Richard E. Donnelly
Professor of the Practice
BFA, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago/Goodman School of Drama
Area of specialization: Costume Design and Costume Making, Stage Makeup
Classes: Costume Design; Makeup for the Stage; Historic Fashion; Draping and Flat Patternmaking; Broadway Theatre Experience; Film and Fashion; Theatrical Production: Costume Making
Richard E. Donnelly has been a member of the FTT theatre faculty for 27 years. He has worked as a costume designer, costume technician, and costume shop manager at many university and regional theaters including Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, The McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, and the Alley Theatre. He has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and symposia. In 2011, Rick was awarded a United States Institute for Theatre Technology Fellowship to research the design work of costume and scenic designer Desmond Heeley, a continuing project he began in 2004. Rick has taught in the Notre Dame London Undergraduate Program in the summer 2011 and during the spring semester 2015. Rick has designed the costumes for two feature films: Suspended Animation (2001) and The Looking Glass (2014). Rick is a proud member of the United Scenic Artists and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees unions.