UW–Madison’s Amidei wins costume design award

UW–Madison’s Aly Amidei, an assistant professor of design in the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama, was recently honored with an award from the Costume Society of America (CSA).


Amidei won CSA’s Costume Design Award for her work on William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” and was honored at a symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 24. Performed at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival last year, the play was set in the 1980s, and Amidei created “sitcom-inspired” costumes referencing pop culture and incorporating modern trends. 

In a review of the play, Encore Michigan states, “Amidei procured and designed an array of clever costumes from Falstaff’s furry animal costume we see in the second act, to Slender’s urban hip-hop look, to Mistress Ford’s slinky, sexy frock.”

Read about CSA’s awards, honors, and grants.

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