Elizabeth Bauman, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Performing Arts

Elizabeth Bauman, M.F.A.


Elizabeth Bauman has been teaching at Hiram College since 1999. In addition to her teaching duties in courses related to acting and costume design, she directs an annual theatre production at the College and designs and supervises the construction of costumes for all productions.

Bauman is also a quilt artist whose works have been juried into national exhibitions. In fall 2016, she had a solo show of her work at the Gelbke Gallery entitled “Fabrications.” She also lectures on quilt history and other related topics.


  • M.F.A., Design, Kent State University
  • M.A., Theatre, The University of Akron
  • B.A., Theatre, State University of New York


  • Vencl-Carr Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Interests

  • Costume history and what can be learned about a particular culture or historical period by the study of its dress
  • Quilt history, noting the regional differences, women’s history, patterns of migration, and the manufacture of fabrics
  • Textile history and conservation

Selected Publications

  • Fabrications, a solo show of original quilt art, Gelbke Gallery, 2016
  • Representative work in directing:
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Hair
    • Urinetown: The Musical
    • Stepping Out
    • Curtain Up!
  • Representative work in costume design:
    • The Triumph of Love
    • The Learned Ladies
    • Measure for Measure
    • Arms and the Man
    • Cloud Nine

Fun Facts

  • Bauman loves puppets and the art of puppetry. She occasionally offers her puppetry class in the 3-week format.
  • She knows all the musicals from the history of musical theatre and will sing any song that seems appropriate to her at the drop of a hat.
  • She enjoys attending renaissance festivals.