Joan Larkins Mather, Costume Designer, teaches in the areas of costuming and makeup. In addition to designing costumes for many of the USM Theatre Department shows, she has designed for Bath Shakespeare Festival, Camden Shakespeare Festival, Dramatic Rep, Heartwood Regional Theatre Company, the Public Theatre, Stonington Opera House Arts, Theatre at Monmouth, and Ziggurat Theatre. Before moving to Maine, she designed costumes for 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, PortOpera, 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 in Toronto.