School of the Arts Faculty

Mary Ellen Adams

Assistant Professor (1969)

B.S. Valparaiso University
M.S.Sp. Emerson College

Mary Ellen Adams

Ms. Adams teaches in the design/ technology area with a specialty in makeup, crafts and puppetry. She received her training in make up for theatre from Jack Stein, and for film, television and special effects with Vincent Kehoe at the Research Council of Makeup Artists.

Her professional work includes design responsibilities at major Boston television stations, historical productions for Sudbury Militia and Minuteman National Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. She continues to serve as consultant to local educational, community and regional theatre companies. She has also conducted workshops for the Puppeteers of New England and New England Theatre Conference. At the College she has designed and executed costumes, specialty headgear, makeup and puppets for department productions.


Office: Tufte 1001

Phone: 8403


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