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Tufts University
Dept. of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies
Aidekman, Jackson 1A
40 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3728
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Linda Ross Girard
Director of Undergraduate Studies


M.F.A. Costume and Lighting Design, Brandeis University
B.A. Drama, Tufts University


Linda Ross Girard has been the faculty costume designer at Tufts since 2007. Linda's costume designs have been seen on New York stages and at regional theatres around the country, including 2econd Stage, The Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. While primarily focusing on costume design for the theater, she has also designed costumes for dance and film, designed lighting for theatre, and assisted costume designers on projects for film, television and opera. She was the associate costume designer on numerous theatre productions including Broadway and London's West End. Favorite projects include working with Tony Kushner on Homebody/Kabul at New York Theatre Workshop, August Wilson's Jitney at the Alley in Houston, Heart of Grace for the Chinese-American dance company H.T. Chen and Dancers, and Our Class and the web series Old Guy here at Tufts. She also has worked as a specialty costume painter/distresser and makeup artist. Locally she has designed costumes and/or makeup for productions at Newton Nomad Theatre, Firehouse Theatre of Marblehead, and Salem Theatre Company.

Courses Taught

DR 15 Makeup Design and Application
DR 117 Evolution of Fashion
DR 126 Costume Design
DR 183, 184 Practicum in Design
DR 194 Advanced Costume Design