Eddy L. Barrows
Costume Designer / Craft Shop Supervisor
(805) 928-7731 ext. 3155
PCPA (since 2014): The Secret Garden, Spring Version, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Julius Caesar, The Addams Family, Peter Pan, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; The Crucible, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, You Can’t Take It With You, In The Heights, Shrek the Musical, Cinderella, The Pirates of Penzance, Richard III, My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha
Other Theatres: Senior Designer/Faculty: Concordia College Theatre; Guest Designer: North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University; Resident Costume Designer: Trollwood Performing Arts School, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Hawaii Performing Arts Company
Training: BFA, Ohio University School of Theatre; Graduate work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
I whole-heartily love to push students into investigation and hands-on learning. “Here’s some paint; here’s a canvas. Go. Ask me questions.” I believe this philosophy applies well to a life lived in making theatre, because making something out of nothing is a gift from the Universe.
I guide my students. I support their choices. I encourage them to work with one another. I am a resource. That’s where I stand. I encourage, want, and let my students make mistakes. I want those young sprouts to have an active and participatory role in their learning. This is a complete de-emphasis on “teacher instruction” mainly because I want to learn with them, because along the way I might learn something new. My classroom, my “environment” is purposely bohemian. My hope is that my students develop independence, a hunger for exploration, and never accept “that’s the way it is,” as an answer.