Brittany Kugler

Costume Employment

Costume Design

Newsies by Menkin, Feldman, Fierstein Dir. Kate Galvin Cardinal Stage, Dec 2019

Matilda by Kelly, Minchin Dir. Rachel Thuermer Dare to Dream Theatre, July 2019

As You Like It by Shakespeare Dir. Zach Neiditch Indianapolis Shakespeare Co., May 2019

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson Dir. Lori Wolter Hudson Summit Perf Indy, June 2018

Indecent by Paula Vogel Dir. Martha Jacobs Phoenix Theatre, May 2018

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Ashman, Menken, Green

Dir. Bryan Fonseca Phoenix Theatre, June 2018

Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon Dir. Rob Johansen IN University-Kokomo, April 2018

Sweat by Lynn Nottage Dir. Bryan Fonseca Phoenix Theatre, Feb 2018

Light in the Piazza by Lucas and Guettle Dir. Kathleen Hacker Uni of Indianapolis, Feb 2018

Halftime with Don by Ken Weitzman Dir. Bryan Fonseca Phoenix Theatre, Jan 2018

The Rose and The Rime by Nathan Allen Dir. Jennifer Alexander Cathedral High School, Nov 2017

Barbecue by Robert O'Hara Dir. Bryan Fonseca Phoenix Theatre, Oct 2017

Assistant Costume Design

The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw

Des. Robert Morgan American Players Theatre, May-June 2019

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer by Tennesee Williams

Des. Devon Painter American Players Theatre, May-June 2019


Overhire Dresser/Stitcher Indiana Repertory Theatre October 2014-December 2018

Wardrobe Supervisor American Players Theatre May-October 2012-2014

Dresser Chicago Shakespeare Theatre March-May 2014

Wardrobe Assistant Goodman Theatre November-December 2013

Wardrobe Supervisor Cincinnati Shakespeare Company November-May 2012, 2013

Wardrobe Assistant American Players Theatre May-October 2010, 2011

Wardrobe Supervisor Forward Theater Company October 2010-May 2011

Wardrobe Supervisor Children's Theater of Madison November 2010-April 2011

Wardrobe Assistant Cleveland Play House January-February 2010

Wardrobe Supervisor Porthouse Theatre June-August 2009

Wardrobe Assistant Orlando Shakespeare Theatre April-May 2009


Over Hire Stitcher Phoenix Theatre October 2016

Over Hire Stitcher Cincinnati Shakespeare Company December 2011

Over Hire Stitcher Children's Theater of Madison November 2010

Costume Apprentice Orlando Shakespeare Theatre August 2008-May 2009


Wig Stylist American Players Theatre October-November 2013

Wig Stylist Cincinnati Shakespeare Company November-May 2012, 2013

Social Practice Art

Maker in Residence Hamilton East Public Library, IN September-November 2019

As the Maker in Residence at the Ignite Lab, Kugler will activate the MiR workspace with decor, activity

boxes, examples of her previous work, and an informational box tower, collaborate on ways to better

support the sewing related machines, and teach classes.

Classes: Hand Sewing for Adults, Hand Sewing for Youth, Hand Sewing for Families, Machine Sewing

Basics, How to Read a Pattern, Make Pajama Pants! for Adults, Make Pajama Pants! for Youth,

Personalize Your Style with Embellishments!, Social Sew, and Sewing FAQ (Halloween edition: Sewing


Florals with Emma Landwerlen StArtUp317 installation, IN May 2019

Florals is an installation work created in partnership with Emma Landwerlen. Florals is lifeless, early 1990's

living room scene is being overrun by the floral wallpaper. The floral pattern imbues the common scene

with both the uneasiness of obliteration and joy from release of the dull. The floral design is an extension of

Landwerlen's illustration work and greenthumb. Kugler created a realistic 90's living room scene and made

garments and accessories with fabric printed with Landwerlen’s illustration.

CelloPlay reVISION exhibition, IN March/April 2019

The reVISION exhibition was created to be all senses. CelloPlay was inspired by the wrapping cellophane

from a chocolate candy. In CelloPlay, Kugler has designed and stitched two garments out of clear vinyl and

cellophane and invites the audience to create their own sculptures with squares of cellophane. This

cellophane material creates a variety of sounds and has increasingly interesting texture.

Massive Mend Garfield Park Art Center, IN MLK Jr Day, February 2019

The Massive Mend is a collaborative community sewing project. Kugler teaches basic hand stitches and

the participating group sews random fabric scraps together while ruminating on the subject of imperfect

repair and what they have been avoiding mending in their own lives. This event took place on Martin Luther

King Jr. Day and underscored community cooperation.

Light Up the Night Garfield Park Art Center/Tube Factory, IN May 2018

As a way to devise creative wayfinding in a Garfield Park, Kugler built a series of

reflective/light up trench coats to be worn from one arts organization to another by participants

attending First Friday arts programming. This fun activity engaged not only the participant but

others attendees as they were highly visible.

Union City, Indiana Placemaking Associate July 2018-November 2018

• Collaboration with Union City, IN on their vision for economic advancement via the arts

• Created temporary Art Park in a highly visible, grassy lot with empty walls. It was a space for Union City

citizens to paint for free, no application process, until plans for that space develop. This park filled with

artwork within two weeks of opening. I created a series of programs that the city can enact to encourage

continued work

• Working with KISS cable TV station to create a series of artist profile, :30 minute episodes with edited

versions for social media. Currently 10 episodes scheduled for taping

•Reworked the Artist-in-Residence program, created new advertising and a new system for recruiting

•Created a packet with listings of empty buildings with history and style for potential new business

Other Employment

Cathedral High School Costume Coordinator September 2016-Current

• Meet twice weekly with up to fifteen student costume volunteers, the Costume Crew, to coordinate the

costumes needed for a given theatrical performance

• Costumed three shows for a total of 230 high school students in multiple roles in 2016-2017 school year.

Prep periods for these three shows were between one month and two and a half months

• Teach hand and machine sewing skills, alteration skills, and basics of costume design and history

• Encourage enthusiasm for fine arts

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Youth Tree Team Leader April 2016-September 2017

• Lead a team of eight to twelve high school students

• Tended to the needs of an estimated 500 young trees a week

• Drove an industrial vehicle with horse trailer/flatbed

• Taught skills such as planting, watering, staking, pruning, and mulching trees

• Piloted a lending library and book club in the summer of 2017 for the youth of YTT. I solicited donations

resulting in ninety books. To expand diversity in authors and subject matter, an estimated twenty books

were bought from the Indianapolis Library book sale. The book club had ten members and met weekly

where I facilitated discussion

• Maintained morale and encouraged exemplary workplace behaviors, such as teamwork and initiative,

through weekly review

Special Skills

Leading a team, public speaking, creative thinking, hand and machine sewing, working with high school

youth, ability to drive an industrial van with a trailer, enthusiasm, discretion, CPR

Technology: MS Office (Excel), PowerPoint, Google Suite, eTapestry, Canva, Pinterest

Board Membership

NoExit Performance Board Member, Development Chair March 2018-Current

• Creator of the Theatrical Assets Library-A peer to peer sharing network for performance orgs

• Locates and applies for grants on behalf of NoExit Performance

• Active in board recruitment, including creating related marketing materials

• One half of the team in charge of planning the 15 th Anniversary celebration/fundraising event, Imagine

More (March 2019) raising $15,000.


BA, Theatre University of Mount Union Graduated May 2008

Alpha Psi Omega, President 2007-2008

Mount Union Players: President 2006-2007, Historian 2004-2005

• Participated in some way for all twenty shows in my four years at UMU: acting, stitch work, costume

design, wardrobe crew, prop master, scenic crew, paint charge, stage management.

MA, Social Practice Art University of Indianapolis Graduated August 2018

SPA Graduate Assistantship