Miwa Ishii is a freelance designer/costumer based in NYC. She is thrilled to return to the CBT as a guest artist where she designed as an MFA candidate graduating in 2013. Her past shows at CBT include Sweeney Todd directed by Cal MacLean, Fuddy Meers directed by John Sipes, and Phaedra. Since graduation, she has also designed for Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC for the past three seasons including the modern adaptation of Moliere’s Don Juan (World Premiere), the modern adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People called Common Enemy (World Premier), and Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill, all directed by Preston Lane. She has also been an active costumer/tailor on various Broadway productions, national tours, TV shows, and films including Wicked, Lion King, Book of Mormon, Something Rotten, ABC’s Turn and Quantico, and Woody Allen’s most recent film, Cafe Society, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. Her costume work has been seen in all over the country including Glimmerglass Opera (NY), Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Santa Fe Opera (NM), Utah Shakespeare Festival (Ceder City), and Goodman Theatre (Chicago). She is thankful for Cal for giving her this opportunity and for all the members of CBT community for their continuous support. She also sends her love to her family and friends, most of which are too far away to attend her shows, and to her hometown, Kumamoto, which is suffering from the recent earthquake in April.