Liz Prince

Undergraduate Discipline


Graduate Program

MFA Theatre Program

BA, Bard College. Designer of costumes for theatre, dance, and film. Recent work includes Bill T. Jones’ Analogy Trilogy for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co., as well as We Shall Not Be Moved, the opera that Jones recently directed for Opera Philadelphia, with music by Danial Bernard Roumaine and librettist Marc Bathmuti Joseph. Prince has designed numerous works for Bill T. Jones since 1990. Other recent work includes Doug Varone’s In The Shelter of the Fold for BAM’s Next Wave Festival, as well as his Half Life, commissioned by Paul Taylor Company’s 2018 Lincoln Center season. She has designed numerous works for Varone since 1997. Other premieres this year include works by Bebe Miller, Liz Gerring, and Pilobolus in collaboration with Bela Fleck and Abigail Wasburn. Prince’s costumes have been exhibited at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Design and Space; Snug Harbor Cultural Center; and Rockland Center for the Arts. She received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) and a 2008 Charles Flint Kellogg Arts and Letters Award from Bard College. SLC, 2017–

Previous Courses

Costume Design I

Open , Component—Year

This class meets once a week.

This course is an introduction to the basics of designing costumes and covers ideas about the language of clothes, script analysis, the elements of design, color theory, fashion history, and figure drawing. We will work on various theoretical design projects while exploring how to develop a design concept. This course also covers various design-room techniques, including stitching by machine and by hand as well as working as a wardrobe technician. Students will have the opportunity to assist a costume designer on one of the departmental productions to further their understanding of the design process. No previous experience is necessary. Actors, directors, designers and theatre makers of all kinds are welcome.


Costume Design II

Intermediate , Component—Year

Prerequisite: Costume Design l or by permission of the instructor. This class meets once a week.

This course expands upon Costume Design l to hone and advance existing skill sets in both design and construction as we cover and review a range of topics. Students will explore theoretical design projects, as well as have the likely opportunity to design a departmental production, further developing the student’s abilities as they research and realize a design concept for the stage in collaboration with the director and design team.