Area of Study
MFA, Costume Design
Class of 2021
Maggie McGrann is a freelance costume designer and MFA candidate in Costume Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds BA degrees in Theatre and English from the University of Richmond, VA. After completing her undergraduate degrees, Maggie moved to Kentucky to work in the Costume Department at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 2017, she headed to NYC as a Costume Apprentice at the Juilliard School. During summers in Richmond, Maggie has developed a Teaching Artist practice and created costume designs for several local theaters.
She believes there is no wrong way to have a body and prioritizes emotional management and intelligence as a cornerstone of her anti-racist artistic ethos. By holding these truths, she honors the artists whose bodies she is privileged to dress in her work, as she focuses on compassionate collaboration in all her endeavors. Maggie studies the constructs that make up the world around us, including the implications of different lived histories in American culture, as well as different systems of meaning-making from religion, astrology, personality tests, and the like.