Kelly Marie Schaefer

Kelly Schaefer Headshot - Noises Off

Kelly Marie Schaefer teaches Costume Design and Acting courses at Iowa State University, as well as designs costumes for ISU productions. Some of her most recent ISU credits include: Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Amadeus, The Three Musketeers, Hedda Gabler, Six Characters and Arabian Nights. Kelly also designs costumes for Repertory Theater of Iowa in Des Moines (Much Ado about Nothing, Our Town, The Merchant of Venice, Sense and Sensibility, As You Like It and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as well as Stage West Theater Company in Des Moines (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Parade, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play and The Baltimore Waltz). Kelly had the opportunity to design Measure for Measure at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, as well as work as a draper in their shop. She has also had the pleasure of working in the shops of The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and The Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Theatre from Western Illinois University with a double emphasis in Acting and Costume Design. She also holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University. Some of Kelly’s favorite acting roles include Diana Goodman in Next to Normal, Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical and Helen in Fat Pig at Stage West. Dottie Otley in Noises Off at ISU. Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Adrianna in A Comedy of Errors.



  • The Tempest
    4/17 – Cast, Antonio
  • The Tempest
    4/17 – Costume Designer
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
    2/17 – Costume Designer
  • Cabaret
    11/16 – Costume Designer
  • The Birds
    4/16 – Costume Designer
  • The Secret Garden
    4/16 – Costume Designer
  • The Magic Flute
    11/15 – Costume Designer
  • On the Verge
    4/15 – Costume Designer
  • Les Misérables
    4/15 – Costume Designer
  • Love and Honor: Iowa in the Civil War
    2/15 – Costume Designer
  • Crimes of the Heart
    11/14 – Costume Designer
  • Into the Woods
    4/14 – Costume Designer
  • Amadeus
    2/14 – Costume Designer
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    11/13 – Costume Designer
  • Fiddler on the Roof
    4/13 – Costumes Designer
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    3/13 – Costume Designer
  • The Three Musketeers
    3/13 – Costume Designer
  • Alice in Wonderland
    11/12 – Costume Designer
  • Candide
    11/12 – Costume Designer
  • Noises Off
    9/12 – Actress (Dotty)
  • Rent
    4/12 – Costume Designer
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    2/12 – Costume Designer
  • Chekhov Short Stories
    2/12 – Costume Designer
  • Love’s Labor’s Lost
    11/11 – Costume Designer
  • Hedda Gabler
    9/11 – Costume Designer
  • Six Characters
    3/11 – Costume Designer
  • The Miracle Worker
    2/11 – Costume Designer
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    12/10 – Costume Designer
  • The Arabian Nights
    11/10 – Costume Designer

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