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Chelsea Kerl

Costume Designer for Sisterhood of the Survivors and Lecturer for Fashion in Film & TV

Chelsea Kerl is pleased to be back at Northeastern after previously designing As U Like It in 2021.  Chelsea is a Boston based freelance artist and educator; she received her MFA in Costume Design from Boston University and previously attended the University of Maryland, where she received degrees in Theatre and English.  Chelsea is the costume shop manager and costume design professor at Wellesley College; she also teaches at Bridgewater State University and previously worked in the costume shop of the American Repertory Theatre.  Select recent design credits include: The Huntington: Witch (Elliot Norton Award Winner, Outstanding Design, Large Theatre).  Lyric Stage: Rooted, The Treasurer, Twelfth Night, Warrior Class. SpeakEasy Stage Company: Once on This Island, Pass Over, Grand Concourse.  Wheelock Family Theatre at BU: Willy Wonka, James and the Giant Peach.  More of her work can be seen at




MFA, Costume Design, Boston University
BA, Theatre, English, University of Maryland