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Sally Dolembo

  • sdolembo@depaul.edu
  • Head of Costume Design; Associate Head of Wig and Makeup Design and Technology
  • ​​​MFA Northwestern University​​​​​​
  • Design - Technology
  • 773-325-7922

Sally Dolembo has a BA in Design/Technical Theatre from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Stage Design: Costume Design from Northwestern University.  She was a 2007 Fulbright Scholar to Italy, where she researched and worked at Tirelli Costumi in Rome.  At Tirelli, Sally worked in the costume shop alongside renowned Italian costume designers for opera, theatre, and film, in addition to conducting historical garment research in Tirelli's vast collection and in collections and archives across Italy. 

Sally's design work has been seen in Chicago and across the country for theatre, opera, musical theatre, and performance art.  Select design credits ​​include The Barber of Seville (Kentucky Opera); Dressing Up for Civil Rights, Eating the Wall Street Journal  2019 (The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, conceived by Pope.L); 1984, IronboundBuena VistaLife and LimbThe Book Thief (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Second Nature (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Death TaxThe Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre Company); L'Opera Seria (Wolf Trap Opera); A Disappearing Number, Chimerica (Timeline Theatre); The Adventures of Augie March (Court Theatre), #DateMe (The Second City); Oliver!, Newsies (The Marriott Theatre);  I Love a Piano (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).

Sally is a proud member of Local USA 829.  Before joining The Theatre School at DePaul, she taught at both Northwestern University and Columbia College Chicago.  When she is not designing, she enjoys rollerblading and birding – sometimes both at the same time!  For more information, visit: www.sallydolembo.com.​