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Rosemarie McKelvey, BFA

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Rosemarie McKelvey is a Philadelphia based costume designer, technician and teacher. Locally Rosemarie has designed for The Arden Theatre Co., People’s Light and Theatre Co., Delaware Theatre Co., The Wilma Theatre Company, The National Constitution Center, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, New Paradise Labs, Theatre Exile, 1812 Productions, The Curtis Institute of Music, Drexel University, Villanova University, Azuka and Pig Iron. Regionally Rosemarie has designed for The Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Theatre Workshop, The Connelly Theatre and 59E59 in NYC. Rosemarie is a twelve time Barrymore Award Nominee, awarded in 2007 for Caroline or Change and 2009 for Something Intangible, both produced by The Arden Theatre Co.

Rosemarie attended the 2011 Prague Quadrennial Festival of Performance and Design with the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative and was granted a fellowship through the Independence Foundation to travel to London and investigate what new advances in technology and science are being used in various art and design fields particularly textile, sculpture and Performance. Rosemarie served as an adjunct professor at Moore College of Art & Design in the Fashion Design department and a Senior lecturer at The University of the Arts before her position at Villanova. Rosemarie holds a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design.