Ranney-Howes moved to Maryland from the San Francisco Bay area 5
and a half years ago. She was the Costume Shop Manager at The Arena Stage for 3 years and now is an instructor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Last summer, she designed Much Ado About Nothing for the Shakespeare Project, now the Maryland Shakespeare Festival.
In California, she designed at Marin Theatre Company Performing Arts Conservatory, The Western Stage in Salinas, San Jose Stage Company, the American Conservatory Theatre's Young Conservatory, Marin Shakespeare, San Francisco City College and California State University, Hayward. She also designed for Shakespeare and Company in Lennox, Massachusetts, the summer of their 25th Anniversary.
She still considers her best design to be her daughter, Alithea, who, at the age of 23, is becoming a designer, as well as a performance and fine artist.
B.S. Fashion Design, University of Hawaii
M.A. Costume Design, San Francisco State