Mallory Prucha, M.F.A.
Office: Maedgen Theatre 264
Mallory Prucha is an Associate Professor of Costume Design and Head of the Design Area at Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance. Joining the TTU faculty in 2018, she received early tenure and promotion in the Fall of 2022. She received an MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and holds an M.A. in Theatre Arts and a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of NE-Omaha. She has also taught at California State University-Chico, Mesa Community College, the University of WI-Eau Claire, University of NE-Lincoln and Iowa Western Community College.
A multi-faceted fine artist, she is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, IATSE and serves as Co-Chair for Design Technology and Management for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. She has achieved certification in Composite Drawing for Law Enforcement through Stuart Parks Forensics Associates and works as the Composite Sketch Artist for the Lubbock Police Department.
She has spent over a decade working in professional theatre for such companies as Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Black Hills Playhouse, Southwest Shakespeare, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and NOW-ID Dance Company in the capacity of Costume Designer, Master Cutter/Draper, Craftsperson, Dramaturg, Make-Up Artist, Scenic Designer, Scenic Charge Artist, and professional consultant. She is the Resident Costume Designer for Outpost Repertory Theatre. Mallory also works as a professional freelance Fine Artist, published Illustrator, Sidewalk Chalk Artist, and interim Costume Shop Supervisor for the TTU School of Theatre & Dance.
Beyond her primary creative activity within the theatre and performing arts industries, Mallory has devoted a large portion of her research activity to the importance of live-action-role-playing and moulage within public-facing entities to improve training efficacy for law enforcement, first response, medical practice, and disaster-response agencies. Partnering with such organizations as TTUHSC, TTU Veterinary School, Lubbock area hospitals, and the City of Lubbock Emergency Management, her aim is to demonstrate the transformative intersection of applied arts and social response in improving measurable outcomes and forwarding awareness of factors surrounding social determinants of health and inclusivity.
Most recently, Mallory has completed the design of a new Gold Medallion, highest honor given to leadership at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. During her time at TTU, she has been awarded the TLPDC Diamond Award, President's Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award as part of the West Texas 3D Covid-19 Relief Consortium, two Meritorious Achievement Recognitions in Costume Design from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, National Partners in American Theatre Mentor Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region, Alumni Associate New Faculty Award, was recognized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as a Phenomenal Woman of TTU, and has been the recipient of a TTU TLPDC Institute for Inclusive Excellence Fellowship. She is also the recipient of the 2022 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award, the highest distinction for research and creative activity in the TTU system.
At the TTU School of Theatre and Dance, she teaches courses ranging from Costume Design to Theatrical Collaboration, Stage Make-Up to Hand Rendering. She invites you to view her work and cv by visiting: https://malloryprucha.com/.
Degrees HeldBA, Studio Art, University of NE-Omaha.
MA, Theatre Arts, University of NE-Omaha.
MFA, Costume Design/Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln