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 such as Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, Wig Designer, Wig Stylist, Fabric Shopper, Crafts Artisan, etc. These credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Signature Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, Ohio Light Opera, Studio Theatre, Imagination Stage, Maryland Opera Studio, Stagedoor Manor, Emory & Henry College, Playhouse on the Square, Porthouse Theatre, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Hattiloo Theatre, Voices of the South, Germantown Theatre Company, New Moon Theatre Company, and the Tennessee Shakespeare Company..
Austin enjoys traveling for work and meeting new people. His favorite projects to work on include designing costumes for strong and complex characters and also getting to revamp old classics to make them fresh, new, and exciting.