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Kendra Rai

Assistant Professor - Costume Design

Department of Theatre

Kendra is a three-time Helen Hayes award winner for Outstanding Costume Design, and has been nominated for the award nine times. She has designed well over 100 productions, including International, DC, NYC, and Regional stagings of theater, opera and dance.  Kendra is a Princess Grace Honorarium recipient and a member of United Scenic Artists.  Kendra holds a double degree from Pennsylvania State University in both Costume design and Technology.  With her technology Kendra has worked as a draper, craft artisan, master sewer, dyer/painter, and a Costume Shop Manager, and she has held faculty, lecturer, and adjunct positions at Gallaudet University, University of Pittsburgh, and Howard University.