Beene, Lara
Lecturer - Theatre
Last Updated: 4/15/15 -
Education Master of Fine Arts—Brigham Young University (BYU); August 2004 Costume Design and Technology Bachelor of Arts—Brigham Young University; April 1997 Degree in Theatre Arts and Technology, emphasis in Costume Design Teaching Experience Adjunct Faculty—Brigham Young University 2007-2012 Dramaturgy Stage and Film Makeup (I & II) History of Civilization through Performance (I & II) Introduction to Theatre Instructor—Utah Valley University 2007-current Stage and Film Makeup (I & II) Instructor—Noorda Regional Center for Children and Youth Theatre 2010-12 Stage Makeup Computer Design for Costume Instructor—University of Utah 2008-2009 Stage and Film Makeup (I & II) Full Time Lecturer, Designer & Costume Technology Supervisor—UNC Charlotte 2005-2007 Introduction to Costume Technology Costume History Introduction to Stage Makeup Production Practicum for the Costume Shop Primary Designer for all Dance Performance Adjunct Faculty—BYU 2004-05 Costume Design (Levels I, II & III) Collaboration, Research & Visualization (introductory design and research course) Theatre Production (Levels I, II & III) Stage and Film Makeup Graduate Student Instructor—BYU Costume Construction; 1998, 2002 Stage and Film Makeup; 2002-2004 Lab Instructor—BYU Theatre History, parts I & II; 2002-2004 Narrative Structures; 2004 Computer Graphics; 2004 Teaching Assistant—BYU Costume Construction (Level II); 1998 Costume Design (Levels I & II); 2003 Costume History; 2003 Women’s Period Fashions; 2003 Stage and Film Makeup (Levels I & II); 1993, 1995-1998, 2002 Research Assistant Dr. Maren Coffman, Heath practices among diabetic Latino populations; 2006-2007 Assisted in compiling, analysis and editing research for a grant focusing on Diabetes literacy among Latinos in Charlotte, NC Rory Scanlon, Meso-American garment research project; 2002-2003 Compiling over 280 resources for visual artists and costume designers into an annotated bibliography and searchable database Dr. Megan Sanborn Jones; 2003 Assisted in re-structuring current Theatre History courses by building syllabi, creating study guides, quizzes and exams; guest lectures and grading Professional Development USITT Electronics & lighting Costume Symposium—Rochester Inst. of Tech., June 2013 TUTU construction Seminar—Salt Lake City, May 2012 USITT Computer Costume Design Symposium—St. Louis, July 2011 UWHEN Leadership Training and Conference—UVU, May 2011 KCACTF Regional Conference—Los Angeles Theatre Center, Feb. 2011 KCACTF Regional Conference—Dixie College, Feb. 2010 Achieving Curriculum Diversity—UNC Charlotte, Summer 2006 Seven Principles For Good Practice in Undergraduate Education—UNCC, Spring 2006 Becoming a Lecturing Superstar—UNC Charlotte, Fall 2005 Academic Advising—UNC Charlotte, Fall 2005 Electronic Portfolios: Enhancing Teaching and Assessment—UNC Charlotte, Winter 2005 Committee & Administrative KCACTF Regional Design Respondent—Region VII; 2010-current Coordinator; NAST Accreditation Department Review—BYU; 2008 Committee Member; Scholarship, Recruitment & Retention—UNCC; 2006-2007 Committee Member; Department Workload Assessment—UNCC; 2005-2007 Committee Member—Dept. of Dance & Theatre student handbook—UNCC; 2005-2007 Committee Member—Season Selection—UNCC; 2005-2006 Associate Organizer—UNCC H.S. Theatre & Design Technology Competition; 2005 Committee Member—Graduate Student Association—BYU; 2002-2004 Faculty Mentoring KCACTF Faculty Mentor—BYU; 2009-11 KCACTF Faculty Mentor—UVU; 2009-13 Supervisor; Student Dramaturgs—BYU; 2008-2012 Student Makeup Production Design Supervisor—UVU; 2007-current Costume Shop Faculty Supervisor—UNCC; 2005-2007 Student Advisor; Theatre Minors—UNCC; 2006-2007 Design Experience Associate Designer—Lands’ End Home, Dodgeville, WI; 1998-2000 Responsible for facilitating the purchasing, representation, design and development of Land’s End bedding, furniture, hard goods, gifts items, children’s bed & bath, and quilts Costume Designer Musicals & Opera The Count of Monte Cristo—US Premier; BYU; January 2015 Into The Woods—Echo Theatre Company; July 2014 L’Elisire D’Amore—BYU School of Music; June 2014 Seussical—Center Stage Theatre; April 2014 Die Fledermaus—BYU School of Music; October 2013 Deseret—Covey Center For the Arts; Sept. 2013 Pirates of Penzance—BYU School of Music; June 2013 The Little Mermaid—Center Stage Theatre; April 2013 Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—Center Stage Theatre; April 2012 Sound of Music—Sundance; Summer 2011 Beauty & The Beast—Center Stage Theatre; April 2011 Einstein is a Dummy—UNC Charlotte; February 2007 Big River— Provo Theatre Company; May 2005 John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera—BYU Pardoe Theatre; March 2004 Annie Get Your Gun—Jackson Hole Playhouse; May 2003 Forever Plaid—Provo Theatre Company; January 1998 The Merry Widow—BYU DeJong Concert Hall; October 1997 Theatre Martyr’s Crossing—Echo Theatre Company; November 2012 Persuasion—Zion Theatre Company at The Off Broadway Theatre; September 2012 Musical Comedy Mystery Murders of 1940—Cen. Piedmont Com. College, July 2006 Lady House Blues—BYU Margetts Theatre; November 2002 (ACTF finalist) A Sketch to Tell a Story— BYU Museum of Art; December 1997 At the Hawk’s Well—University of Utah, Lab Black Box Theatre; May 1997 The Only Jealousy of Emer—University of Utah, Lab Black Box Theatre; May 1997 The Matchmaker (co-design)—BYU Pardoe Theatre; May 1997 The Boys Next Door—Provo Theatre Company; March 1997 Gadianton (premiere)—BYU Margetts Theatre; January 1997 (ACTF nomination) Lost in Yonkers—Provo Theatre Company; October 1996 Film Akedah—LDS Motion Picture Studio, film; 1997 Dance Contemporary Dance Theatre—BYU; DeJong Concert Hall; January 2013 Christmas Around the World (Children of Light)— BYU International Folk Dancers; November 2012 Luz de las Naciones-Sus Promesas (Mayan Creation)—LDS Conference Center; October 2012 EviDance—Brigham Young University; DeJong Concert Hall; September 2012 Dance around the World—Dancemaker Studios; May 2012 Pure Energy Spring Dance Concert—Pure Energy Studios; March 2011 Kinetic Canvas—UNCC Dance Concert; March 2007 Movement Through The Masterpieces—UNCC Dance Concert; November 2006 The Fall Dance Concert—UNCC; March 2006 The Spring Dance Concert—UNCC; November 2005 Makeup & Hair Design Musicals The Fiddler on The Roof—Sundance; July 2014 Annie Get Your Gun—Sundance; July 2013 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers—Sundance; July 2012 Big River—Sundance; July 2010 Einstein is a Dummy—UNCC; February 2007 Big River—Provo Theatre Company; May 2005 Annie Get Your Gun—Jackson Hole Playhouse; May 2003 Godspell—Provo Theatre Company; December 1996 Theatre The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus—UNCC; April 2007 Hotel Paradiso—UNCC; October 2006 The Tempest—UNCC; April 2006 Flyin’ West—UNCC; February 2006 Musical Comedy Mystery Murders of 1940—CPCC; July 2006 An Enemy of the People—UNCC; October 2005 Lady House Blues—BYU, Margetts Theatre; November 2002 Dear Stone—BYU, Margetts Theatre; May 1997 The Boys Next Door—Provo Theatre Company; March 1997 Lost in Yonkers—Provo Theatre Company; October 1996 Hay Fever—BYU, Pardoe Theatre; September 1996 Comedy of Errors—BYU, Pardoe Theatre; September 1995 Film (Key Makeup Artist & Stylist) Anti-drug Campaign—National Ad in TV and print; 2004 Dance in Motion—BYU Dance Department; 2003 Akedah—LDS Motion Picture Studio; 1997 Woman, The Pioneer—KBYU (public television); 1997 Ancestors—Makeup Artist; KBYU, Public Television Series; November 1996 Dance Kinetic Canvas—UNCC; March 2007 Movement Through The Masterpieces—UNCC; November 2006 The Fall Dance Concert —UNCC; March 2006 The Spring Dance Concert —UNCC; November 2005 Costume Management & Construction Experience Assistant Costume Shop Manager: Dance—BYU Arts Production 2012-current Swan Lake—BYU Ballet Theatre, tutus & misc. dancers; Feb. 2014 Contemporary Dance Theatre—BYU; DeJong Concert Hall; Jan. 2013 Sleeping Beauty—BYU Ballet Theatre, tutus; Jan. 2013 Christmas Around the World— BYU International Folk Dancers; Nov. 2012 Luz de las Naciones-Sus Promesas—LDS Conference Center; October 2012 EviDance—Brigham Young University; DeJong Concert Hall; Sept. 2012 Dance around the World—Dancemaker Studios; May 2012 Patterning & Construction —Pleasant Grove Center Stage; April 2011-13 Patterning & Construction —Pure Energy Studios; March 2011 Patterning & Construction—BYU Young Ambassadors, 2007 Costume Technology Supervisor—UNC Charlotte Dept. of Dance & Theatre, 2005-07 Patterning & Construction —Jackson Hole Playhouse, May 2003 First Hand/Cutter/Stitcher/Crafts—BYU Costume Shop; 1991-1993, 1995-98, 2002-03 First Hand—American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI; 1998 Assistant Manager/Rental Coordinator—BYU Costume Shop; 1996-98 Stitcher/Cutter/Shopper—Sundance Institute, Sundance, UT; 1997 Intern Cutter/Stitcher—Playmill Theatre Company, West Yellowstone, MT; 1993 Costume Technician/Wardrobe—Utah Musical Theatre, Ogden, UT; 1992 Set Design A Winter’s Tale (Assistant Designer)—BYU; November 2003 Dramaturg Little Eyolf—BYU 2012 White Christmas—BYU 2011 Elephant Man—BYU 2011 Go Dog Go—BYU 2009 Professional & Community Service Utah State Representative—Costume Society of America 2010-present Project Youth Faculty Representative—BYU Center for Service & Learning; 2011 School Community Council Secretary—Horizon Elementary School; 2009-current Volunteer—Intermountain Medical Center ER; 2009-2010 Workshop presenter—UTA Conference; 2003, 2008 Parent Volunteer—University Meadows Elementary School; 2006-2007 Mentor—BYU first year MFA graduate students; 2003-2004 Assistant Conference Organizer—Rocky Mountain Theatre Association; 1998 BYU Chapter President—Theta-Alpha-Phi; 1997-1998 Docent—BYU Museum of Art; 1997 Awards & Recognition Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Costume Design—BYU; 2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Costume Design—BYU; 2003 Employee of the Year—BYU Costume Shop; 2003 Service in Technical Theatre Award—BYU; 1998 Design Award—Rocky Mountain Theatre Association; 1998 Memberships USITT—United States Institute of Theatre Technology CSA—Costume Society of America Skills Construction—flat patterning, period pattern making, draping, alterations, millinery, leather working, jewelry making, dyeing, weaving, corset construction, tailoring Makeup—stage and film, specialty, prosthetics, wig ventilation, period hair and wig styling, airbrush, teeth Computer—PhotoShop, Painter, Wacom tablet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Quilt Pro Portfolio Examples of costume design, hair & makeup design as well as special projects can be seen at