Don Mangone - Professor Emeritus

Don Mangone



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MA, West Virginia University

Costume Design & Construction, Makeup


Don Mangone  is a member of United Scenic Artists, New York, and has designed costumes for both theatre and dance in New York, regionally and abroad.

Costume designs for theatre include productions for Florida Stage, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Riverside Theatre in Florida, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, SRT in California, National Shakespeare Company and The Manhattan Ensemble in New York.

He designed costumes for dance at the Laban Centre’s Transitions Dance Company and Ballet Rambert in London, BBC Educational TV, Bill Cratty Dance Theatre and the Jose Limon Dance Company in New York, and Princeton Ballet.  Designs for dance have been seen at theatres in France, Canada, Brazil and Russia, and at the Kennedy Center in D.C. and City Center in New York. 

He has also designed product launch performances for the Ciba-Geigy and Hoffmann-LaRoche Corporations with performances in New Orleans and in Long Beach, California.

A specific interest in incorporating cultural diversity in the design and theatre curriculum lead to the development of a course in Native American Performance and Design, which he originally created at Smith College, and has taught at PITT.  He also teaches Costume Design, Costume History and Period Style, Stage Design, and related costume technology courses.

Don’s costume design artwork has been exhibited on a regular basis, and most recently presented at the annual Fine and Performing Arts Conference for the Athens Institute for Educational Research in Athens, Greece.