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College of Arts and Humanities

M. Catherine McMillen, BA

Catherine McMillen (Costume Shop Manager) began her formal training in theater studying costuming under the tutelage of Susan Tsu at the University of Texas at Austin and later earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Auburn University-Montgomery while working as the assistant wig master at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Her professional career has included working for Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre, NETworks productions, The University of Texas Theatre Department, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. McMillen was a guest artist at CWU creating wigs for the 2004 production of “Tartuffe.” She has also worked as a makeup artist for TV, indie films, photography, opera, ballet and stage. In her spare time she enjoys working as a freelance wigmaker, seamstress and upholster.

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