Kärin Simonson Kopischke
Kärin Simonson Kopischke has designed costumes for regional theatre Tony Award winners including American Conservatory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Long Wharf, Victory Gardens, Children's Theatre Company, Crossroads, and Cincinnati Playhouse. She has worked with award-winning directors including Anna Shapiro, John Rando, Douglas Hughes, Mark Brokaw, Anna Deavere Smith, Joe Chaikin, and Eric Simonson. She designed costumes for the feature film Feed the Fish, with Tony Shalhoub and has had the distinct privilege to design new works for Harry Connick Jr. and Stephen Schwartz. Kopischke has received the Joseph Jefferson Award, AriZoni Award, and a Prague Quadrennial nomination. In addition, she has taught costume design at The Theatre School of DePaul, Northwestern University, Carroll University, and currently Lawrence University.
Kopischke, in addition to her costume rendering and university instruction, is active in Historical Societies. She has created a series of historical renderings depicting women from her home of Door County in the garments they might have worn in a series called Garments of Our Foundations.
Kopischke also has an Etsy Shop in which she upcycles vintage/punk/boho clothes and jeweley with her daughter Anya