Department of Theatre


Judith Cronk

Professor Emeritus of Costume Design and Technology

M.F.A. Costume Design, Wayne State University
B.A. Theatre and English, Nazareth College

Judith Picard Cronk was the Faculty Costume Designer for the OSU Department of Theatre from 1991 to 2014. In her career as a Costume Designer, she has designed more than 140 productions, 59 of which were for OSU.  She holds an M.F.A. in Costume Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a B.A. in Theatre and English from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She lives in Stillwater with her husband, Richard.  They have two sons, Derek and Jason, and two beautiful grandchildren, Caleb and Emerson.  Professionally, Judith has designed for Porthouse Theatre in Kent, Ohio (Hello, Dolly!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man); Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs, Connecticut (Big River, Forever Plaid); Connecticut Opera in Hartford, Connecticut (Porgy and Bess); True Grist Dinner in Homer, Michigan (Brigadoon, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Sound of Music, 13 Rue De L'Amore, Tintypes, Romantic Comedy, Talley's Folly); Tibbets Opera Foundation in Coldwater, Michigan (Annie, Camelot, Grease, Sound of Music, The Glass Menagerie, The Odd Couple). She was also Assistant Costume Designer for Laura Crow on the world premier of Stephen Dietz's play Force of Nature at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Besides designing, she is also a professional technician and has been Costume Shop Manager, Cutter/Draper and Tailor at a number of small colleges and professional theatres in Michigan, Connecticut and Ohio.

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