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The Artist

Marc W. Vital II is the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at the University of Missouri. He holds his BA in Theatre with a Concentration in Costume Design from the University of Alabama and his MFA in Costume Design from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

His recent works include a production of The Wiz by William F. Brown with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, the world premiere of Passion Play by Zahria Moore, and Mizzou’s SRT production of Ragtime by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty. Currently, he is designing Votes for Women by Dr. Cheryl Black, for the centennial of women’s right to vote!

Marc works to tell the stories of marginalized people in the effort to build bridges between tribes. When we can see ourselves in others, we can learn how to make peace on earth.