Eric Abbott

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Cameron University


(580) 581-2815





Contact Information:

 704-640-9027 (cell)                                                     1774    9th st.  Sarasota Fl 34236                                                      


            Master of Fine Arts, Costume and Make-up Theater Arts, May 2000

                                                University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ne

            Thesis: Thirteen Rue de L’Amour by Georges Feydeau

            Advisor: Janice Stauffer

            Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1985

                                                University of Nebraska, Lincoln Ne

             Undergraduate Studies 1979-1982

                                                    St. Edward’s University, Austin TX


             United Stated Institute of Theater Technologies  (USITT)1991-present

            American College Theater Festival (ACTF) 1991- present

            North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) 2003-2007

            Southeast Theater Conference (SETC)2003-2007

            Metrolina Association 2005-2007

            Best Costume Design, Austin Circle of Theaters (ACOT) 2000

            Award of Merit University of Delaware 1998

            Spirit of Abbott Doane College 1997 (named in honor)


             History of Dress

            Life in the sixteenth Century

            Make-up techniques



            Costume Construction

            Costume Design

            Theatrical make-up

            Film Critique

            Theater History

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            Costume Studio Director, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota Fl Present

Manage costume construction of all shows for a season of 18 shows

Manage budgets for shows

Manage all time sheets

Order supplies or pieces needed for shows

Write equity costume contracts

Supervise all costume employees

Employ overhire as needed

Attend all meetings as assigned and needed

Design/direct as assigned

             Costume Director, Summer Repertory Theater, Santa Rosa CA   May –August 2007

Managed costume shop of 16 employees of various experience levels.

Attended all production meetings, dress rehearsals

Budget and time managed construction of six shows that built simultaneously

Scheduled and attended all fittings

Budgeted employees for wardrobe crews and laundry

Maintained equipment and supplies

Designed final production Aladdin

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 Professor of Theater, Department of Theater Arts, Catawba College, Salisbury North Carolina August 2003-July 2007

Directed main stage production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Directed one act As it is in Heaven (co-produce evening of One Acts)

Taught Costume Construction, Costume Design, Fundamentals of Design, Introduction to Make-up, Intermediate Make-up, Advanced Make-up, Introduction to Theater, Props Fabrication, Film Criticism, and various independent studies.

Advised 15-20 undergraduate Theater Arts Majors

Served on both internal and external committees

Supervised Costume Shop with 14-25 student workers

Handled budget and all concerns for Costume Shop and Productions associated

Handled all rental agreements

Supervised student designs

Designed a minimum of two productions annually

Served on search committee for Scene shop supervisor

Recruited perspective students for the Program

Curriculum revision

Attended all production and faculty meetings

Handled budgetary concerns for student sponsored organizations

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Independent work while living in Salisbury NC

Worked on special effects make-up and Props "The Old Mill" independent film

Designed Productions for St Thomas Players

Assistant designed "Carousel" Davidson County Players

 Instructor, Department of Theater Arts, Austin Community College Austin TX 2001-2003

Directed Company of Wayward Saints

Taught Costume Construction, Costume Design, Introduction to Theater

Supervised Costume Shop with 4-6 student workers

Designed all costumes for Season productions

Handled all rental agreements

Attended all production meetings

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          Costumer- Freelance Austin TX 2000-2003

Worked with Star Costume 2001-2002

            Designed How to Succeed in Business, St Stephens Episcopal School 2002

            Designed The Nerd, St Stephens Episcopal School 2002

            Mask work- The Hobbit Austin High School 2001

            Costume re-creation Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2003

            Costume Construction- Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3 Dimension Films 2001-2003

            Costume Construction –American Outlaws Morgan Creek Productions 2001

Zilker Summer Musical Theater, 2001

            Designed Will Rogers Follies

Cravotta Studios(Interior Designs) 2001

            Interiors, worked on drapery, cushion, window treatment, and others interior projects

Austin Musical Theater (Crafts, Millinery and costume Construction)

            Oklahoma! Paramount Theater 2000

Jesus Christ Superstar, Paramount Theater 2001

Oliver!, Paramount Theater 2002

Sweet Charity, Paramount Theater 2002

The Music Man, 2003 Austin Arts Center

Blue Theater, Austin TX

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            Design A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum 2002

 Instructor-Department of Theater Arts St. Edwards University Austin TX 1999-2001

Taught Costume Construction, Costume Design, Theatrical make-up, advanced make-up

Supervised costume shop with 5-15 student workers

Handled Budget and all concerns for Costume Shop and productions associated

Supervised all student designs

Handled rental agreements

Designed a minimum of two productions annually

Attended all production and faculty meetings

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Cutter/Draper University of Delaware Newark De 1997-1999

Taught introduction to Make-up

Cut and patterned all garments for all productions

Supervised 3-6 stitchers in construction techniques

Designed a minimum of two shows annually

Attended all production and staff meetings


             Southern Theater Magazine, fall 2005 “Mosey to Moliere”

            Costume Poster Session, USITT 2006 “Everything but the Squeal”

            Costume Poster Session, USITT 2005  “Mosey to Moliere”

            Theatrical Make-up Techniques NCTC 2005

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            Presented Theatrical Make-up, Columbus County Arts Festival NC 2007

            Presented Theater Arts Workshop, Moorehead HS Eden NC 2007


            Student Chapter, USITT, formed spring 2007 Catawba College

            Blue Masque Theater Club, 2006-2007 Catawba College

            Gay-Straight Alliance 2006-2007 Catawba College


Barbara Hetrick

Senior Vice President

Council of Independent Colleges

Suite 320, One Dupont Circle,

Washington, DC 20036

202-466- 7230

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Laurie Klaus

Accompanist, Catawba College

200 W. Fourteenth St.

 Salisbury, NC, 28144


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David Pulliam

Professor of Theater, Scenic Design

Catawba College

2300 W. Inness St

Salisbury, NC 28144

704-637-4486 (work)

704-636-6082 (home)

704-637-4207 (Fax)

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Christopher Zink

Professor of Theater, Lighting Design and Technical Direction

2300 W. Inness St.

Salisbury, NC 28144

704-637-4340 (work)

704-636-0461 (home)

704-637-4207 (Fax)

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Michael Massey

Professor of Theater, Scenic Design

St.Edwards University

2001 S Congress ave

Austin, Tx 78704

512-448-8488 (work)

512-257-8015 (home)

512-448-8592 (Fax)

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