Dept. Head & Professor, Performing Arts
Cathy Crane, professor and currently the Performing Arts Department Head has been a faculty member here since 1984. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute of the Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education at Asbury College in Kentucky. She has been designing costumes for Theatre, Dance, Film, and Opera for over 30 years. She was nominated for an Ovation Award in 1994 for her designs of Opera Comique at International City Theatre and an LA Weekly Theater Award in 2001 for The Three Sisters at the El Portal Center Theatre in North Hollywood. Other professional costume designs were seen at Pasadena Shakespeare Company’s Tartuffe, El Portal’s Shooting Craps(with Harold Gould) and Out of Order(directed by Ray Cooney), Shakespeare Orange County’s Twelfth Night, Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Court Theatre’s Spaghetti & Apple Pie, Back Alley Theatre’s Amazing Grace, ICT’s Autumn Elegy, Vanishing Points, Quiet End, Eden Court, Song of Singapore, Romance, Romance and Tennessee in the Summer. Her dance design works include Long Beach City College, Goldenwest College, and C.S.U. Los Angeles, She has been guest costume designer at Chapman University for Lysistrata, Los Angeles City College for Charlie’s Aunt and C.S.U. Bakersfield for What the Butler Saw. In addition, she designed the opera Summer & Smoke at C.S.U. Long Beach with Michael Carson. Her film credit includes costume design and wardrobe for the short Trade Day by Dawson Williams won best short film at the 2001 Long Island International Film Festival.