JoEllen Cuthbertson began her career in regional Equity Theater, including Indiana Repertory Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Goodman Theater in Chicago, creating costumes for a variety of performances. Memorable productions include The Matchmaker (with Linda Hunt), Skin of our Teeth (with Georgia Engle), and The Three Musketeers (with Alan Sues).
After ten seasons in Professional Theater, Ms. Cuthbertson has participated in the last thirteen seasons of Oberlin Opera and Theater & Dance. Productions that have highlighted her work are Elixir of Arelle, Albert Herring, A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well that Ends Well, Arcadia, Into the Woods, and The Cherry Orchard.
In addition, she has created the Prima Donna's costumes for Roméo et Juliette, Mannon, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi fan Tutte.
Ms. Cuthbertson teaches Costume Construction.