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Elaine Kauffman

Festival Playhouse Company Costumer, Instructor for Costuming and Make-Up 

Elaine has a B.S. in Fashion Design from Western Michigan University, including design classes at the American College of London, England. While in college, she took a job managing the costume shop for the WMU Theatre Department which began an unexpected career in costume design that led to working for almost every theatre in Kalamazoo and several others in the Midwest including a company that produced national tours of Broadway musicals. She has costumed over 300 shows in the last 20 plus years. She also has a custom clothing design business creating everything from custom-made kilts to wedding dresses for individual clients. She enjoys the variety of experiences working with clients and creating costumes for theatre. She is very happy costuming and working with students at Kalamazoo College.