Mia Slayton, M.F.A.

Assistant professor of theatre arts

Email:[email protected]

Department: Theatre Arts

Program: Shakespeare Studies applied minor

Location: Center for Visual and Performing Arts Room 250
801 National Road
Richmond, Indiana 47374

About me

I have extensive experience and training as a costume designer. My production credits range from classics like Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard to contemporary works like Urinetown: The Musical to premiere productions of new plays.

I became a costume designer because I love combining art, storytelling and my own personality to create a visual representation that is true to the vision of the production. I approach each project, whether it is a new work or established classic, with the same creative integrity that I strive to have in all aspects of my life.

I love to draw, sew, knit and craft. I love working with my hands on anything creative.

I see Earlham as a great, safe place to explore learn and create art at any age. We are all here to be a community of learners and that is what attracted me to this school.


  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Wheaton College

Research projects

As a costume designer and makeup artist I am interested in collaboration and creating and researching the nonverbal world of plays.