Donna Meester

Donna Meester

Professor of Theatre, Costume Design and Production


  • MFA, Stage Design, Southern Methodist University
  • BS, Apparel Technology, Purdue University

Research Areas

  • Costume Design and Production


Donna Meester is a Professor of Theatre & Dance and Director of Costume Design and Production at The University of Alabama. Meester served as Design Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region IV and is a 2011 Recipient of the Kennedy Center Golden Medallion Award, the highest award given to educators. An active member in the United States Institute for Theatre Design/Technology, Donna recently served six years as the Costume Commissioner.  Meester is currently serving her third term as Faculty Senate President at The University of Alabama.

Representative Publications & Creative Works

Some of Professor Meester’s favorite designs while at UA include

  • Ragtime
  • All’s Well That Ends Well
  • The Threepenny Opera

Other design credits include work for the following:

  • The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival
  • The Memphis Black Rep
  • The RedLight Theatre (Washington D.C.)
  • Arkansas State University
  • University of Louisiana-Monroe
  • Ouachita Baptist College
  • Henderson State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • The University of Northern Iowa