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Aly Renee Amidei
Costume Designer
The Merry Wives of Windsor


Aly Amidei is the Associate Professor of Costume Design at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte with an MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000.

Previous MSF work includes 2013's She Stoops to Conquer, 2014's Cymbeline, 2016's As You Like It, and 2018's The Tempest.


She is an ensemble member, designer, and playwright at two pillars of Chicago ensemble-based storefront theatre: Strawdog Theatre Company and Lifeline Theatre.


She was also a founding member and the artistic director for the horror theatre company WildClaw.


Her costume and makeup designs have also been featured at Steep Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre of San Antonio, Lakeside Shakespeare, Irish Theater of Chicago, Buffalo Theater Ensemble, Dupage Opera, Stage Left, Artistic Home, House Theater of Chicago, Teatro Vista, Collaboraction, and Vitalist Theater.


Previously, she worked for fifteen years as the costume and makeup coordinator for the College of DuPage theater and dance department. 

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