JACQUELINE FIRKINS BA (Drew), MFA (Yale) specializes in costume design. Her regional design work includes costumes for The Getty Museum, Court Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Arts Club Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Writer’s Theatre of Chicago, Victory Gardens Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Timeline Theatre, House Theatre of Chicago, Remy Bumppo Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Longwharf Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Stage Company, Marin Theatre Company, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Brave New Repertory, AboutFace Theatre Company, Dorset Theatre Festival, and the Yale School of Drama. Jacqueline is a recipient of a 2001 Princess Grace Award, a 2010 Black Theatre Alliance Award, and a 2016 Jessie Award for excellence in costume design. She has also been nominated for regional design awards in Connecticut and Chicago.
In addition to her specialization in costumes, she designs scenery, writes plays, and teaches the history of dress and decor courses. When not immersed in theatre, she also writes young adult novels. Her debut Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things releases 12/17/19 from HMHTeen. She can be found at https://jacquelinefirkins.com/ or at jfkillsdarlings on Instagram and Twitter.