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Meghan Raham

Associate Professor Department of Performing Arts

Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: Pike St (Woolly Mammoth Theater), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Ford's Theater), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night Alive, and Fool for Love (Round House Theatre), The Chosen (Barrington Stage Company), Death of a Salesman, Little Shop of Horrors, Circle Mirror Transformation, and others (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Aliens, Red Speedo (Studio Theatre), The Conference of the Birds, District Merchants, Romeo and Juliet (Folger Theatre), S/he is Nancy Joe (Zero Point International Festival of Physical Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic), Venice (Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles), Fedra (Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago), FRANKENSTEIN with the Hypocrites at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, CLAY (Lincoln Center Theater LCT2, Kansas City Repertory Theatre 2008), The Borderland (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Wedding Play (About Face and Steppenwolf Theaters), A Big Blue Nail (Victory Gardens Theater). She was a Company Member at The Building Stage in Chicago, where she designed costumes for MOBY-DICK and co-production designed NOIR and The Ring Cycle. Her work was exhibited at the 2006 USITT Young Designers' Forum, she is the recipient of a 2003 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Costume Design Fellowship as well as a 2010 Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Honoraria, and she served as Co-Director and Curator for the United States student exhibit to the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design in 2015.


MFA, Stage Design, Northwestern University
BA, Theatre, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

CAS - Performing Arts
Katzen Arts Center - 101
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(202) 885-3468

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  • Spring 2017

    • PERF-450 Rotating Topics in Theatre: The Object Theatre Workshop
    • Description
  • Fall 2017

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

The development of new plays, alternative models for collaboration in theatre, toy theatre and puppetry, street theatre, the relationship between image and text. 


Both set and costume design for the new musical VENICE, which opened in October 2010 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.  The musical is a co-production of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and the Center Theatre Group in LA, and the Kansas City production in April 2010 was hailed as "The Year's Best Musical" by TIME magazine.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Musicology; choral and orchestral conducting; seventeenth-and eighteenth-century (German and English) music sociology; rock history; jazz history; popular and choral music; early brass instruments; computer applications in the humanities and music

Additional Information:

Abraham conducts the American University Chorus and the Chamber Singers and teaches courses in music history, theory, and appreciation. He is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and festival jurist. A specialist in performance and practice of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music, Abraham is the music and artistic director of the Bach Sinfonia, a period-instrument ensemble dedicated to baroque and classical music. The Washington Post and other media outlets have praised his artistry and performances as having “uncommon precision and exuberant vitality” and “keen insight and coherence.” As a conductor and musicologist, he has “blended those skills marvelously in a program that combined learning with enjoyment in ideal proportions.” Abraham has conducted performances at the Kennedy Center, Music Center at Strathmore, National Women's Museum of the Arts, National Cathedral and twice before national meetings of the American Musicological Society. Broadcast credits include choral preparation for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala on PBS; the chorus master for Christmas in Washingtonon TNT, and an appearance on the PBS series History Detectives.Abraham was nominated for a 2010 Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) as Best Conductor/Director, and Bach Sinfonia is a 2011 finalist for the American Prize for Performance in the professional choral ensemble area. He records for Dorian Records (International) and is past president of the Maryland/District of Columbia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

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