Jason Estala receives promotion
Jason Estala was promoted this summer as the new Assistant Professor of Costume Design
here at Oklahoma State University. Prior to his promotion Jason was the Costume Lab
Manager and Instructor of Professional Practice for the Theatre Department. Jason
continues to build on his experience in Costume Design by completing summer research
Within the Theatre industry, research is usually hands-on experience. Jason spent
the summer in Santa Rosa, California at the Summer Repertory Theatre. Where he designed
costumes on two productions at the Summer Rep Theatre: “The Importance of Being Earnest”
by Oscar Wilde and Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”. The Summer Rep Theatre are
a professional summer-stock company that produces a dynamic season of plays and musicals.
Jason is the Vice Commissioner of Costume Technology for USITT (United States Institute
for Theatre Technology). This year at the national USITT conference in Baltimore,
MD, he taught a hat making workshop and a leather working workshop. Jason shares his
experience and talent to the Stillwater community by teaching youth classes at the
Prairie Arts Center in downtown Stillwater.
Jason is a costume designer and technologist originally from El Paso, Texas. Jason
holds a BA from New Mexico State University and a MFA in Costume Design and Technology
from the University of Florida. Jason has designed costumes for the Brevard Music
Center, Pensacola Opera, NMSU Theatre, Dona Ana Lyrical Opera, Atlanta Ballet, PK
Younge Theatre, Florida Players, The Spoleto Festival, NBC/PBS, Georgia State, Kennesaw
State, University of Florida, University of California, Florida State University and
now Oklahoma State University.
Photo: Jason Estala's work in "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde at
the Summer Rep Theatre in Santa Rosa, California in June 2022.