Bonnie Kruger

Professor of the Practice in Drama
Phone: (314) 935-7522
Email: bjkruger@wustl.edu

Areas of Expertise: costume design, Baroque opera, opera costumes, costumes, opera


Bonnie Kruger is a Senior Lecturer and Costume Director for the Performing Arts Dept. She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois and has designed costumes for over 150 productions in theatre, opera and dance for companies throughout the United States and Europe. Her principle research interest is in the reconstruction of Baroque opera and she has worked  with Boston Early Music Festival, PepsiCo Summerfare in NY, the E. Nakamichi Baroque Festival in Los Angeles, the Marseilles Opera, France, NY Baroque Dance Co. and has designed costumes off and on for the past 17 years for the Goettingen Handel Festival in Germany where she will be designing Orlando this spring.

She was the assistant to Jane Anderson on the Game of Their Lives (aka The Miracle Match on DVD), based on the lives of a local St. Louis soccer team, which allowed her to spend 6 glorious weeks in Rio de Janeiro, and then, last summer she dyed 4,000 yards of fabric in the desert with the rattlesnakes, costuming a biblical film:  Magdalena: Released from Shame which opened in October. She has collaborated with Liz Claire on a Design and Dance program called MADE in France that has its inaugural year in the summer of 2008.


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