Poua Yang, from Sacramento, California, is a third year MFA candidate in Costume Design at UT Knoxville. She previously designed The Whipping Man, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Prior to attending grad school, she worked at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock), Music Circus (Sacramento), and Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre (Santa Rosa, CA). She received her undergraduate degree from Sacramento State University. Just recently she was chosen as one of fifteen students to present her work at USITT in the Young Designers Forum where she shared her work with students and theatre professionals from all over the country. Aside from costuming she also has a passion for wig styling. Her work has been seen in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the CBT, where she was the wig mistress, in The 39 Steps at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and The Little Prince at the CBT. She is grateful for the opportunities the design program has given her and is thrilled to be a part of such an exciting production, The Threepenny Opera.