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New Theatre Adjunct Faculty Member and Designer Hired at Montgomery College

Montgomery College is pleased to announce the recent hire of Macy Perrone as the newest member of the theatre department adjunct faculty. Beginning this fall, Perrone will teach Introduction to Costume, a class that introduces students to principles and techniques of costume design and construction for the theatre. She recently served as costume designer for the latest Montgomery College theatre productions and will continue to serve in this role.

Macy Perrone graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor of science degree in apparel and textiles and then went on to earn a master of fine arts degree in costume design. Her educational background and experience as an assistant designer, hair and makeup designer, cutter/draper, and stitcher is an ideal fit for Montgomery’s growing theatre department. She has worked for a variety of performing arts venues including the Utah Musical Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, Western Wyoming Community College, Heritage Theatre, and most recently at Houston Grand Opera, where she worked on costumes for Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen. She has designed Dames at Sea, Two by Two, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and many more productions. Her recent designs at Montgomery College include The Shape of Things, The Foreigner, and the upcoming You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which opens Friday, July 6.

After designing costumes for several Montgomery College productions, Perrone has quickly become a part of the team.

“Working with the students and faculty at Montgomery College has been such a delight,” said Perrone. “It is absolutely amazing to see the spirit and dedication that is put into each production. There is a great variety of shows produced here, and that makes every project fun and exciting for the students, faculty, and especially the audience.”

Perrone said her experience and knowledge will enhance the growing department.

“Art is so important in today's society. I truly believe that it can change lives,” she added. “Teaching theatre has become one of my joys. To me, the most important thing a professor/instructor can do is to ignite a passion and a desire in students to become better, work harder, and help them accomplish more than they ever thought possible. I am excited to open new horizons to students, to find out what they want in an education, and work toward offering more classes to suit those needs.”

Students will learn more than sewing patterns with Perrone; they will discover the possibilities in costume design. Each class is built around classroom instruction with an opportunity to participate with upcoming theatre productions. Beginning in Spring 2008, Perrone will also teach Introduction to Make Up. Additional classes offered in the theatre program include Acting I and II, Stagecraft I & II, and Light and Sound Design. The entire theatre class listing, as well as additional information about the program, can be obtained through the Web site at theatre.montgomery-college.com
For ticket reservations and discount tickets, or to find out more about theatre productions or sponsoring the next theatre production, contact Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021 or via e-mail at amy.f.cooper@lonestar.edu

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

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