Lauren T. Roark is head of graduate costume design in the Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee. She is thrilled to be designing on the CBT stage after designing King Charles III last season. Select regional credits include: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been featured in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Young Designers’ Forum Exhibition and she was awarded the Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design Excellence. Lauren has worked in costume shops spanning three continents, including Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds an MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. To learn more, visit