Northern Illinois University

School of Theatre and Dance

Melanie Parks

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Undergraduate Academic Advisor & Costume Design

Education: M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: SB 209
Phone: 815-753-1339

Ms. Parks is the director of the summer theatre arts camps for junior and senior high school students. More information is available at

Ms. Parks' costume designs have been seen in action at Lifeline Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Co., Thirteenth Tribe, Borealis Theatre Co., Mordine Dance Co., DanszLoop Chicago and the Moscow Art Theatre School.

She has received two Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and one After Dark Award for the musical Lizard Music with Lifeline Theatre.

She has worked with the Ohio University School of Dance since 1990 and is a member of the board of directors for DanszLoop Chicago. She is also the resident costume designer for the Organic Theatre Company.