Emily Tappan

Adjunct Instructor - Figure Drawing and Costume Design

Department of Theatre

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Department of Theatre

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Emily holds a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of New Hampshire, and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Emily is currently a Lecturer at Yale School of Drama where I teach Digital Costume Rendering, and an Adjunct Instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University teaching drawing and design. In addition, she works on a variety of professional design, illustration, and technical projects.

Emily’s work has been adjudicated several times at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, most recently by Tony Award Winner Linda Cho. Ms. Cho awarded her second place for her design project, THE WIZ. Her work was also seen by Alejo Vietti, where he awarded her first place for AIRLINE HIGHWAY. Emily has also be given the graduate student Ready-To-Design Awards at Lexington Children’s Theatre (2019) and Serenbe Playhouse (2018). Emily has also been nominated twice for the Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for her work on RAISIN IN THE SUN (2018), and AIRLINE HIGHWAY (2017).