Director of the Costume Design and Technology Program;
Costume Design and Technology Faculty (1974)
Costume Design, Costume History, Costume Construction
Christine Turbitt is originally from Northern California, but has lived in North Carolina for over thirty years. She earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently the assistant dean for academic affairs in the School of Design and Production, as well as the director of costume studies. Ms. Turbitt’s designs have been seen onstage at UNCSA in many productions including “La Sylphide,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “The Coronation of Poppea,” “Too Clever By Half,” and “Topdog, Underdog.”
Ms. Turbitt’s clothes are also seen frequently at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival (where she is an associate artist), including those designed for “The Miser,” “Saint Joan,” “Comedy of Errors,” “What the Butler Saw,” “The Cherry Orchard,” “Metamorphoses,” and “Merchant of Venice.” At neighboring Alabama Shakespeare Festival, she has costumed “When We Are Married,” “King Lear,” and “Sheppey.” She has also designed clothes for more than 20 productions at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, almost that many for the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, and many others at various theatres and universities up and down the East Coast. When she has on her technology hat, Ms. Turbitt has worked for Colorado Shakespeare Festival (draper, 1992), Great Lakes Theater Festival (costume shop manager, 1983), and Santa Fe Opera (apprentice, 1975; first hand, 1976-77; draper, 2002). She teaches classes in costume design and costume technology.