The Catholic University of America

Gail Stewart Beach

M.F.A., University of Hawaii
Chair, Executive Producer, Costume Designer, Associate Professor for Professional Practice

Gail Stewart Beach was a free-lance designer in the Baltimore-Washington area, specializing in dance until she became the resident costume designer at Catholic University in 1987, working on over 60 shows in that time. She has continued designing in the area as costume designer for the Doug Hamby Dancers and the Phoenix Dance Company, as well as other modern dance companies, and the UMBC Artists-in-Residence program. Other theatre work has included costumes for Much Ado About Nothing at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Justice for the Library of Congress, and Hedda Gabler, The School For Scandal, And the Nightingale Sang, The Turn of the Screw, I am My Own Wife, and Two Rooms at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. She has also designed costumes for Longacre Lea Productions since its inception, which have included Pinter’s Hothouse, Stoppard’s Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, and Ionesco’s Man with Bags. She collaborated with Kathleen Akerley on Catalyst Theatre’s Shkspr Prjct and designed for Catalyst Theatre’s production of Eleemosynary, by Lee Blessing. Recently she participated in the co-production of Swift To My Wounded… at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.
Courses:  Introduction to Design, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Theatre I, Asian Theatre.