John Merritt  – is a second-year Costume Design MFA candidate. John is elated to be involved with this exciting and fun production. Previous graduate costume design work with The Clarence Brown Theatre includes Detroit ‘67, and People Where They Are. Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, John obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at University of Southern Indiana. Previous design credits include The Glass Menagerie, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Anon(ymous), Fool for Love, and Venus in Fur. He will also be spending his fourth summer working at Great River Shakespeare Festival as a costume design assistant for Great Expectations. John is looking forward to continue expanding his education with his costume design work at the CBT.