Mallory Prucha is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Head of the Design Area at Texas Tech University. A multi-faceted Fine Artist, she is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, IATSE and serves as Co-Vice Chair for Design Technology and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. She has achieved certification in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement through Stuart Parks Forensics Associates and works as the Composite Sketch Artist for the Lubbock Police Department.
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 Art from the University of NE-Omaha. She has also taught at California State University-Chico, 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, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare, Nebraska 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 consultant. She is the Resident Costume Designer for Outpost Repertory Theatre.
Mallory also works as a professional freelance Fine Artist, published Illustrator, and Sidewalk Chalk Artist. She has illustrated 8 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 simulation exercises, as well as is versed graphic designer and photographer.
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 contracts and commissions, and follow her on social media for live updates!