Professor of Theatre / Director of Costume Design/Production
Donna Meester is a Professor of Theatre & Dance and Director of Costume Design and Production at The University of Alabama. Some of her favorite designs while at UA include: Ragtime, All’s Well That Ends Well and The Threepenny Opera. Other design credits include work for 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 and The University of Northern Iowa. 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. She holds a BS in Apparel Technology from Purdue University and an MFA in Stage Design from Southern Methodist University.