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USD Alumna finds success as costume designer for Cygnet Theatre


Alumna Shirley Pierson ’06 is the costume designer for Cygnet Theatre.  Recently her work designing the costumes for their production of “Sweeney Todd” received recognition from the local theater community.

Pierson has spent much of her career in the fashion industry working in both production and in wholesale purchasing for retail sales.  Prior to working with Cygnet Theatre, Pierson worked as a textile merchandiser and purchaser for several designers in Los Angeles.

To read reviews of the production “Sweeney Todd,” along with a review of Pierson’s costume designs and to view images from the play please follow the links below.
“Cygnet’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ filled with precious rubies” 

San Diego Arts Review 

Stage Scene LA Review

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