Texas Tech University

Mallory Prucha, M.F.A., M.A.

TCVPA Coordinator for Strategic Initiatives | SoTD Associate Director of Curriculum & Associate Professor
College Administration

Email: mallory.prucha@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-1299

Office: Maedgen Theatre 264

Mallory Prucha is an Associate Professor of Costume Design and the Associate Director of Academic and Curricular Affairs at the 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. Mallory also works as a professional freelance Fine Artist, published Illustrator, and Sidewalk Chalk Artist. 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.

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.

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, 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, as well as a President's Leadership Institute 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. 

She invites you to view her work and cv by visiting: https://malloryprucha.com/.

Mallory Prucha

Degrees Held

BA, Studio Art, University of NE-Omaha.
MA, Theatre Arts, University of NE-Omaha.
MFA, Costume Design/Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln