Judith Wyman ColletteTimothy Wildow
SUNY Oswego: Costume Shop Supervisor
In 2002 Judith Wyman Collette, tenured Teaching Professional Staff member, was hired by SUNY Oswego Theatre Dept. Now going on 22 years, she has remained the Costume Shop Supervisor. Besides the many hats a shop supervisor wears, she teaches Basic , Advanced, and Specialty Costume Craft Construction. When renovating the theatre facility at SUNY Oswego, she had the ability to bring in some of the latest equipment in the industry to update the technological and physical needs of the Costume and Makeup areas. She actively looks for professional independent projects to expose her students to get paid professional experience in the industry. From 2003 -2010 she was Director of Costuming for Sterling Renaissance Festival. In 2009 she also took on the design position for the festival. She designed and fully executed the New Years Eve event at the Turning Stone Casino. She places an importance on "Grass Roots" community theatre and the performing arts in participating in high school outreach programs. Judy took on the challenges of continuing her education and achieving a MSED, so she can become a better educator to the new generation of students entering college. She has made it a point to be active when it comes to mental health and accessibility awareness. She became QPR certified, SCI Title IX , Title IX / investigation trained, Cleary, ADA committee member, and SAFE Space trained through SUNY and national affiliations PDW's .
Judy is an active member of both the Costume and Education Commissions of the United States Institute of Theatre Technicians (USITT) and served as VP of membership for UNY region for the past 2 terms. In 2005 Judy presented for the first time at the USITT National Conference in Toronto and has continued to do so every chance she can. Additionally, Judy Wyman Collette is an active respondent and school Liaison for KCACTF Region 2 who has a passion for workshops on integrating electronics into costumes and Worbla.
Judy feels promoting the information of what USITT can do for students and young professionals has become an important mission that can benefit the continued growth and innovation of the organization regionally and nationally.