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Meghan Raham Associate Professor Department of Performing Arts

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

Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: JQA (Arena Stage), You Got Older (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Second City's She The People, and Nilaja Sun's 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 LCT3, 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.
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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.