Kathleen Laundy


Costume and Makeup Design

Kathleen Laundy joined the McLennan Theatre department in 1997. She holds a B.A. in theatre from Texas A&M University (1993) and M.F.A. in costume design from California State University-Long Beach (1997). Her professional credits include such diverse California venues as Universal Studios, McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, West Coast Ensemble, Renaissance Entertainment, The Colony, East/West Players, and Long Beach Playhouse. Before leaving Texas for California, Professor Laundy was the resident costume designer for El Paso's first Magnet School for Theatre. Professor Laundy teaches Costume Technology, Makeup, Introduction to Design, and Theatre Appreciation. She designs costumes for McLennan theatre and opera productions She is a member of several professional groups including the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology--Southwest, American Theatre in Higher Education, and Waco Theatre Alliance. Professor Laundy's designs continue to win certificates of excellence in Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival competitions, including An Ideal Husband (1998), Royal Hunt of the Sun (2001), Quake (2002) and The Lion in Winter (2010). She is also an award-winning professional cosplayer, and serves on the Costume Committee of Epically Geeky Expo, our local comic convention. She is also the founder of MCC Alumni Cosplayers group (MAC). Her design work can be seen on her website http://www.mclennancostume.com . In addition to her collegiate service, she recently earned her certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell University and is the faculty advisor for the Genders and Sexualities Alliance organization on campus. At home she is married to a professional musician and together they have three children.