Mallory Prucha is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design at California State University-Chico and a multi-faceted Fine Artist. 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 taught at Mesa Community College, 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 Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, NE Shakespeare, NE Repertory Theatre, Black Hills Playhouse, Southwest Shakespeare, in the capacity of 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, Sketch Artist for Law Enforcement, and Sidewalk Chalk Artist. She has recently illustrated 7 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, and has 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 and Theatrical Resume, 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!