Paige A. Willson: Is an Instructional Professor of Costume Design and Technology at the University of Houston, and a costume and mask designer for theatre, dance and performance art.
She received her BFA from The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in Performing Arts/ Dance, and her MFA from The University of Houston in Theatre- Costume, Lighting and Scenic Design. She was the Crafts Master/ Milliner at the Tony award winning Alley Theatre from 2004-2009. A nationally known Mask and Crafts artisan, her dye and millinery work has been seen in shows around the country and her masks have been in curated exhibitions at Art On Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia, at Rice University in the faculty art exhibit @work@play, at Catalina Coffee in Houston. A few of her costume design credits, Houston Shakespeare Festival: Henry 4.1, Two Gentleman of Verona, A Midsummer Night's dream 2010, 2002, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello, The Tempest, As You Like it, The Taming of the Shrew 2011, 2004, The Winter’s Tale. Sweeny Todd for Generations: a Theatre Company, Kimberly Akimbo for Mildred’s Umbrella, the premier of Now This by Scott Kaiser, Purple for Karen Stokes Dance and Natural acts in Artificial Water by Stephan Koplowitz Task Force.