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Emily Ruiz Bushá

Emily Bushá

Costume Shop Manager

Originally from the Quad Cities, Emily Bushá has been working as a costume designer for 14 years. She has had the opportunity to work with Fourth Wall Films, QC Theatre Workshop, Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre, and Richmond Shakespeare Festival among others.

She spent 7 years as the director of the costume shop for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University where she has had the opportunity to teach, mentor, design, and produce costumes for 66 productions. She is excited to be back in the Quad Cities and a part of theatre at Augustana.

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  • B.S., theatrical design, Illinois State University
  • M.F.A., costume design, University of Iowa