Laura Alvarez, Assistant Professor
Intermediate Costume Construction, Stagecraft I: Lighting/Costumes, Textile Selection and Manipulation
Laura returns to Missoula and The University of Montana after thirty-plus years of costuming and tailoring experience. She worked in men’s specialty retail stores in Phoenix before moving to Los Angeles, where she had a steady and successful career in film, television, theatre, and opera. Laura was also an Imagineer working at Disney Imagineering as a figure finisher. In addition, she worked in the costume shop for the Los Angeles Opera. By the time Laura left Hollywood to return to her native Montana, she had spent the last six seasons as the Workroom Supervisor and Head Tailor for David E. Kelley Productions: “Snoops,” “Ally McBeal,” “the practice,” and “Boston Legal.” Laura’s recent designs for UM and Montana Repertory Theatre include The Time of Your Life and Lost in Yonkers. She will serve as Costume Designer for September’s The Frybread Queen.