Bonnie Kruger

Bonnie Kruger

Professor of the Practice - Costume Design
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Bonnie Kruger is Professor of the Practice and Costume Director for Washington University.  She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois and has designed costumes for over 200 productions in theatre, opera, dance and film for companies throughout the United States and Europe.

Her principal research interest is the reconstruction of Baroque opera costume designs for which she has lectured and been recognized as a specialist, largely as a result of her work with the Goettingen Handel Festival where she designed costumes for 20 years.

In addition to teaching costume design and construction, millinery, makeup, period style and design history at Washington University, she has collaborated with Liz Claire on a Design and Dance program called MADE in France that had its inaugural year in the summer of 2008.

Most recently she co-authored a monograph with Holly Poe Durbin called: The Designs of Ann Roth. It is the tenth book in USITT’s ongoing series on America’s best theatrical designers and documents Oscar and Tony winning costume designer Ann Roth’s 50-year career costuming Broadway and Hollywood, with more than 100 photographs and renderings.  It includes a foreword by Roth’s late friend and collaborator, Director Mike Nichols.