Sarah E Strange

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Contact Info

Doudna Hall
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville
  • Liberal Arts and Education

Department Info

Senior Lecturer
Doudna Hall
Senior Lecturer
Doudna Hall
Senior Lecturer
Doudna Hall


Costume Shop Management
Dyeing and Fabric Painting
Flat Patterning
Hand Sewing
Machine Sewing
Stage Makeup
Wig Styling




  • B.S. in Theatre Design and Technology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • M.F.A. in Costume Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Design
  • Introduction to Costume Design and Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Advanced Costume Construction
  • Stage Makeup
  • Theatrical Styles
  • Crafts: Fibers and Fabrics
  • Designing Pioneer Players Productions
  • Costume Shop Management
  • Draping/Patterning 


­­Sarah Strange is the Costume Director and Senior Lecturer at UW-Platteville. She teaches courses in Design, Stage Makeup, Textiles, Costume Technology and Introduction to Theatre. She has an MFA in Costume Design from UW-Madison and a BS in Theatre Design and Technology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She has designed for many theatre companies across the country including The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA; Endstation Theatre Company in Sweet Briar, VA; Children’s Theatre of Madison in Madison, WI; and Echo Theatre and The Orange Girls Theatre Company in St. Louis, MO. 

In 2009 she designed the costumes for the world premiere of Katatonika at the Prague International Fringe Festival. Sarah has worked in several prestigious costume studios including Opera Theatre of St. Louis and The Berkshire Theatre Festival building costumes for Broadway Costume Designers David Murin, Martin Packlendinaz, and Clint Ramos. Sarah has designed costumes for the Platteville Summer Arts Festival and The Heartland Festival including Once, Big Fish, Peter and The Starcatcher, Mary Poppins, and Shrek.