Department of Theatre

Joan Mather

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Department Chair
Joan Mather


Russell Hall, Gorham Campus

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5945

Joan Larkins Mather, Chair of the Department of Theatre, received her MFA in Costume Design at California State University, Fullerton.  She joined USM’s faculty in 2012, and teaches in the areas of costuming and makeup.  She has designed professionally for the Public Theatre, Bath Shakespeare Festival, Ziggurat Theatre, Stonington Opera House Arts, Theatre at Monmouth, the Western Stage, Good Company Players, Maples Repertory Theatre, Cabaret Repertory Theatre, and the Central California Ballet.  Other professional work includes costume construction at Maine State Music Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cal Shakes and the Great River Shakespeare Festival.  Her designs for A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream at Truman State University were featured in the 2005 World Stage Design exhibition.

Dance USM!

Dance USM!

Directed by Maria A. Tzianabos

"a wonderfully rich sensory experience" - Jessica Lockhart, Talking About Dance

Dance USM! was December 4-7, 2014

Check out coverage by the Portland Press Herald and the Talking About Dance review!

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