Mallory Prucha, is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design and General Theatre Studies at California State University- Chico. She received an MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and holds an M.A. in Theatre Arts and a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of NE- Omaha. She has also worked as Residential Faculty/Costume Shop Coordinator at Mesa Community College, taught at the University of WI-Eau Claire, University of NE-Lincoln and Iowa Western Community College.
She has spent over a decade working in professional theatre for such companies as as Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, NE Shakespeare, NE Repertory Theatre and the Black Hills Playhouse, Southwest Shakespeare, among others in the capacity of professional Costume Designer, Master Cutter/Draper, Craftsperson, Dramaturg, Make-Up Artist, Scenic Designer, Scenic Charge Artist and professional Organizational/Grant-writing Consultant.
Mallory also works as a professional freelance Fine Artist, published Illustrator and sidewalk artist. She has recently illustrated 6 volumes of poetry for author Dr. Toni Poll-Sorensen, as well as "A Primer in Theatre History" by Dr. Bill Grange. A few of her illustrations can be found in "Theatrical Make-Up: Basic Application Techniques" by Sharon Sobel. She also specializes in coordinating moulage for large-scale first-response exercises and simulation, as well as graphic design. She has also completed her first level of training for Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement with Stuart Parks Forensics Associates.
Her work, both as a theatre/fine artist and educator, have garnered many awards, outlined in her CV, which can be found in the "Menu." Visit "Portfolios" for samples of her work. Please contact her with questions, comments and inquiries on professional work, and follow her on social media for live updates!