About Dottie Marshall Englis

Dottie is a St. Louis based costume designer. A proud member of United Scenic Artist 829, she works in numerous styles and genres. Long associated with Repertory Theatre St. Louis, she has designed close to 100 productions for The Rep’s Mainstage, Studio, and Imaginary Theatre Company seasons, most recently Pride & Prejudice. Additional shows include Oslo, Alabama Story, The Humans, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, All the Way, Disgraced, The Winslow Boy, The Mousetrap, In the Next Room, (or The Vibrator Play), Macbeth, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Story, Amadeus, Saint Joan, Kiss Me, Kate, All the Great Books (with the Reduced Shakespeare Company), The Taming of the Shrew, The Three Musketeers, The Life of Galileo, and Candide.

At Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Dottie designed their inaugural season of Romeo & Juliet, and in addition, a second Romeo & Juliet, A Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony & Cleopatra, The Henry Project: Henry IV and V, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar. For Illinois Shakespeare Festival, she designed costumes for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Merchant of Venice, Henry VIII, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, and The Rivals.

Dottie designed The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady, Meet Me in St. Louis, Music Man, High Society, She Loves Me, Carousel, Camelot, Man of La Mancha, and A Little Night Music for STAGES St. Louis.

In addition to these credits, Dottie has designed costumes for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre, Reduced Shakespeare Company, PCPA Theatrefest and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

St. Louis Critics Circle and Kevin Kline Awards have nominated and awarded Dottie numerous times for her costume designs. A Full Professor in Design at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, she also a recipient of the William T. Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University and her BA in Drama and English from Tufts University.