Janice Benning Lacek (Costume Designer) has been designing costume across the US and internationally for theatre, opera, and dance since 1987. Highlights include La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., Syracuse Stage, San Diego Rep, American University of Cairo, Egypt, and over 26 productions of Shakespeare with the Colorado, Utah, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. CSF’s Richard II was included by invitation in the US entry at the 1999 Prague Quadrennial. With Tennessee Shakespeare Company: Henry V 2016, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2015 and 2009 (makeup designs), Tempest 2010 (makeup), and costume design for Twelfth Night in 2014.

No stranger to the Front Range and Curious, Janice is a former resident designer (and original company member) and designed dozens of Curious productions from 1999 until 2009’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. She is so pleased to be returning “home” to Curious and to Colorado.

Janice has taught costume and theatre at the University of Memphis, University of Colorado at Boulder and Kenyon College. She joined the DU faculty this fall.