October 28, 2019

Elizabeth Ennis, artist of costumes

Susquehanna University’s Elizabeth Ennis was recently nominated for a Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. Her work on The Color Purple at Theatre Horizon was nominated for Outstanding Costume Design.

Theatre Horizon’s staging of The Color Purple earned the award for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical.

Ennis is artist of costumes at Susquehanna’s Department of Theatre where she manages the costume shop, designs productions and teaches courses in stage makeup, costume production and costume design. She continues to freelance professionally in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Ennis earned her bachelor’s degree in musical theater with a minor in Italian and European studies from American University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in design with a concentration in costume from Temple University.

The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre are named in honor of the famed Philadelphia-based acting family. Since 1994, the awards have been a nationally recognized symbol of professional theater in the Philadelphia region. They help raise the bar for the work produced by local theaters and individual artists while increasing public awareness of the richness and diversity of the city’s thriving theater community.