JANICE RABIAN is a costume designer with a passion for telling stories of any kind. She seeks to present classic and contemporary stories through a lens that relates to modern audiences. She has worked in Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Dallas. She is passionate about literature, art, photography, and the perfect raspberry pie.
Janice will graduate this May with an MFA Costume Design from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. Her costume and scenic designs for Distanced, a dance piece, premiered this November at SMU. See photos here.
This summer she was a recipient of SMU's Maguire Public Service Fellowship. She conducted research on the effects of COVID-19 on the American Regional Theatre Industry and interviewed 30+ theatres on the topic. She recently presented her findings at SMU's Fall Research Symposium. Her article "The Necessity of Pivoting", reflecting on this research, is published through HowlRound Theatre Commons. Click here to read!