Austin Blake Conlee is a second year graduate assistant in Costume Design at the University of Maryland and currently working the the DC area. Austin received his BFA in Technical Theatre & Design from the University of Memphis.
Austin has worked at a variety of theatrical venues all across the country in various capacities including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Signature Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, Ohio Light Opera, Studio Theatre, Imagination Stage, Stagedoor Manor, Emory & Henry College, Playhouse on the Square, Porthouse Theatre, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Hattiloo Theatre, and the Tennessee Shakespeare Company..
In 2017 he received the Memphis Ostrander Award for Best Costume Design and also for Best Hair & Makeup Design for his production of Little Shop of Horrors at the University of Memphis. He also received the Larry Riley "Rising Star" Award for his work in costume design in the Memphis Theatre Community.
Austin enjoys traveling for work and meeting new people. His favorite projects to work on include designing costumes for strong and complex female characters and also getting to revamp old classics to make them fresh, new, and exciting.