Stage Door Players

Stage Door Players

5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Box office - (770) 396-1726

Jim Alford

Jim Alford

Costume Designer in Residence

It's been a wild 33 years in Costume Design. Jim first became interested in costume design as an undergraduate working on his degree in vocal performance.

He took his first class in costume design and was hooked. Fortunately, he was able to work under Juanita Norris, an extremely talented costume designer at Angelo State University; who introduced him to the world of creating character specific clothing for people who inhabit a world that exists only in the words of a script, and in the minds of a design team.

His career as a Costume Designer began in 1983, at the Angelo Civic Theatre in his hometown of San Angelo, Texas. After 6 years as Resident Costume Designer, he left to work with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, after two seasons he entered the graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin and earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design in 1993, and became member of United Scenic Artist 829 the Costume Designers union.

Following graduation Jim worked with the Alabama Theatre Festival and the New Mexico Repertory Theatre. He taught at the University of Virginia for seven years followed by two years with the University of Maryland. Following his time at Maryland he became Resident Costume Designer for the Tennessee Repertory in Nashville.

Jim first became acquainted with Stage Door Players while working on Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at Georgia Ensemble Theatre where cast member Robert Egizio asked him: "You want to design a show at Stage Door?" From there a 7 year and going partnership was formed.