Bill Black has been designing, teaching and directing the production of costumes for the Clarence Brown Theatre and the University of Tennessee for 40 years. An active professional costume designer, his work is frequently seen around the country at theaters such as Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Denver Center Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Skylight Opera Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, and for 25 seasons at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival where he is the senior designer. Professor Black is Associate Head of the Department of Theatre and has held both the Paul Soper Professorship and the James R. Cox Professorship. He is a two-time winner of the John F. Kennedy medallion for his work with the American College Theatre Festival and a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.