bio

bio

Elizabeth Flauto Costume Crafts is a theatrical costume crafts studio in Chicago, IL.  Past work includes projects for

  • Regional theatres: Steppenwolf Theatre Co, Paper Mill Playhouse, Hartford Stage Co, Alley Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Asolo Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Goodspeed Opera Company
  • Broadway shows: Pacific Overtures, Jersey Boys, Julius Caesar, The Homecoming, Good Vibrations, Cymbeline
  • Opera companies: Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara
  • Costume Designers: Jess Goldstein, David Zinn, James Schuette, David Woolard, Constance Hoffman, Virgil Johnson, David Murin, Mara Blumenfeld, Alejo Vietti, Catherine Zuber, Paul Tazewell

A 15-year professional in costume design and technology, Elizabeth trained in theatre design and crafts under Susan Tsu and James Glavan at the University of Texas, Austin following a BS in Theatre at the University of Evansville, IN.  After four years in New York as an assistant, craftsperson, and designer, she is happy to have established her home and studio in Rogers Park, Chicago, on the shores of her own private Lake Michigan.  She is the lucky partner of Kelly Kessler and thrilled mother of twins!