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Nan Zabriskie

  • Makeup
  • BS Colorado College/Arizona State University
    MFA University of Minnesota
    MA Liberal Studies, DePaul University​​
  • Design - Technology
  • 773-325-7980
Nan is a freelance costume designer and makeup artist in the Chicago area. She formed and now runs the makeup and wig shop at The Theatre School, where she has trained actors and designers in the art of stage makeup for thirty years. Her prosthetic makeup work has been seen on Michael Shannon in Grace on Broadway. Nan is nationally known for her work at various regional theatres and as a frequent guest artist for the Ben Nye makeup company for whom she also does research and development. Nan consults and trains actors for several Chicago theatres including Steppenwolf, NorthlightTheatre, Writer’s Theatre, and The Goodman, where as the chief makeup designer, she develops specialty makeups and trains actors to implement them. Nan is the founder and Director of Wigs and Hair Chicago, a wig and hair program designed to train professionals in the art of ventilating hair for stage.