Katelyn Jackson is a professional seamstress and costume designer based in Norfolk, VA.
She earned her BA in Theatre from Regent University and has worked as an undergraduate assistant and later as first hand in their costume shop from 2012 to present.
Locally, she's worked in spring of 2017 as a stitcher on Virginia Stage Company's The Wiz, produced in tandem with Norfolk State University. She worked with designer CJ Hill on Virginia Musical Theatre's October 2017 production of Mamma Mia, as well as Rich Theatre's youth camp's production of Seussical. She designed Zeider's American Dream Theatre's Woke Up In My Clothes Again This Morning in April of 2019, as well as their February 2020 production of Voodoo Macbeth.
Out of town, she worked in summer of 2018 as Costume Designer for Mercury Theatre Company's productions of Disney's My Son Pinocchio and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Cleveland, Ohio. She returned to work with them for their June 2019 production of Mamma Mia.
In the community, she works regularly with Generic Theater in Norfolk; she has costumed over a dozen shows for them so far, including their entire 2015-2016 season, She also designed Death of a Salesman and Agnes of God for Little Theatre of Norfolk, Donkey's Years and Mothers and Sons for Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, and Odessa Lake Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Pageant for London Bridge Baptist Church.
When not behind the sewing machine, she also writes for the Theatre column on the AltDaily website, an online arts and culture magazine in Hampton Roads. Check out her articles here.