Costuming Works of C.S. Friedman

Since receiving her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Georgia in 1981, C.S. Friedman has designed costumes for more than 100 productions for university and professional theaters, as well as PBS, the Commission for the Arts, stage combat companies and musicians. Her credits include dance, opera, musicals, children’s theater, and both modern and historical drama, as well as hundreds of individual costumes produced for re-enactment organizations. She worked as a full-time costume designer for SUNY Geneseo (1981-1983) and Shenandoah University (1983-1996) before retiring from university work to focus on her writing and occasional freelance design work.

Celia’s greatest love is historical costuming, and she has lectured on subjects ranging from Costume History to Practical Corsetry (see Teaching). She also loves designing for opera and dance. As for the rumour that requests to have her sew things for people’s wardrobes or “just fix this hem” will result in an act of violence…that is as of yet unconfirmed. Nonetheless, body armor is advised when asking.

Theatre Productions

Celia’s has worked on many Theatre productions, including:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Boys From Syracuse
  • The Ride Across Lake Constance
  • The Medicine Man
  • Jesse and the Bandit Queen
  • What the Butler Saw
  • Let’s Get a Divorce
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Bosoms and Neglect
  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Oliver
  • Gallopin’ Garretson (world premier)
  • The Sorrows of Stephen
  • The School for Wives
  • The Class Menagerie
  • The Passion of Dracula
  • Picnic
  • The Beggar’s Opera
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Pajama Game
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Scraps, the Ragtime Girl From Oz
  • Where’s Charley?
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • Candide
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Cosi Fan Tutti
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Threepenny Opera
  • Trial By Jury
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Dark of The Moon
  • The Imaginary Invalid
  • Robin Goodfellow
  • Light Up The Sky
  • Dig N’ Tel
  • Allegr
  • Tenderloin
  • Just So Stories
  • The Impressario
  • Lizbeth (world premier)
  • Niccolo and Niccolette
  • The Consul
  • Damn Yankees
  • Sacremento, 50 Miles
  • I Believe In Make Believe
  • Starting Here, Starting Now
  • Rumors
  • All Night Strut
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Il Tobarro
  • Irene
  • Livin’ De Life
  • Bernstein On Broadway
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Plain and Fancy
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Once Upon A Mattress
  • Simple Simon
  • Starting Another Day
  • Tales From Japan
  • Merily We Roll Along
  • The Fir Tree
  • Flower Drum Song
  • The Time of Your Life
  • Harrigan and Hart
  • In Other Words
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Mother Hicks
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Broadway
  • You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow
  • Thirteen Bells of Boglewood
  • The Tender Land
  • Wonderful Town
  • Can-Can
  • Wind In The Willows
  • Wild Oats
  • By George!
  • Money’s Tale
  • Into The Woods
  • Wiley and The Hairy Man
  • L’elisir D’amour
  • Half A Sixpence
  • Puss In Boots
  • Say It With Music
  • Dancing In The Dark
  • Gollywhoppers
  • The Robber Bridegroom
  • Molly Whuppee
  • Tartuffe
  • My One and Only
  • Winnie The Pooh
  • America Before Columbus
  • Tarheel Tales
  • Cricket On The Hearth
  • Birthday of The Infanta (world premier)
  • Fiorello!