(Costume Designer) last designed at the Drama Guild for Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Broadway credits include Shimada in 1992. Once on this Island in 1991, for which she received a Tony nomination for Costume Design, Checkmates, For Colored Girls...., The Poison Tree, What the Wine Sellers Buy, Death and the King's Horseman, The Mighty Gents, and Lampost Reunion. Off-Broadway credits include The Legacy of Williams & Walker, Moms, MaRose, Trick, and Split Second. For the New York Shakespeare Festival she designed The Forbidden City, Jonah, The Dance and the Railroad among others. She has been a resident designer for the Crossroads Theatre, the University of Texas Drama Department, the New Federal Theatre, and the Negro Ensemble Company where she designed Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play and his Civil War series, We. Her costumes for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre include Nubian Lady, Inside and I See the Moon.... Regionally she designed for Goodman Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Hartford Stage, the Guthrie Theatre, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, GeVa Theatre, Asolo Theatre, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, the Egg, and the Goodspeed Opera House. Ms. Dearing is the recipient of nine Audelco Awards, a 1985 Obie Award and a 1988 Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Image Award. She is professor of design at Howard University.
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