914Works is an intimate space for College of Visual and Performing Arts students and faculty to present individual or group exhibitions, readings, and small-scale performances. The gallery is located at 914 East Genesee Street, Syracuse. Scott Rose of the Department of Drama serves as the gallery’s director. E-mail: 914works@syr.edu.

Character & Collaboration
A Retrospective of Costume Design by Maria Marrero 

September 25-October 14, 2014
Closing reception, October 14, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Marrero is a professor of theater design and technology in the Department of Drama. The exhibition, which will include costumes and sketches, is presented in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Marrero has taught at Syracuse University for more than 30 years. She has designed costumes for productions at leading professional and regional theaters throughout the United States, including the Apollo Theater in Chicago, Actors Theater of Louisville, the Berkshire Theater Festival, Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theater, Delaware Theater Company, ESIPA “the Egg” in Albany, Playmakers Repertory Theater, Florida Studio Theater, Indiana Repertory Theater, Rochester’s GEVA Theater and Buffalo Studio Arena, the Vineyard Theater and the Baroque Opera Company in New York City.


Marrero has designed regional and national tours, including the premiere production of “Handy Dandy” and “Of Mice and Men.” She was a founding member and resident costumer/designer of the second Florida State Regional Theater, Players State Theater at Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse. Her designs for “A Flea in Her Ear” won the Best Costume Design award from the Miami Critics Circle. Her designs for “Life with Father”and for “A Christmas Carol,” both at the Coconut Grove, were nominated for Carbonell Awards in the category of Best Costume Design.


The resident costumer/designer at Syracuse Stage for 12 years, Marrero designed costumes for 36 productions, including “Putting It Together”and “The Fantasticks.” She was a draper at Eaves-Brooks Costume Company in New York City and has worked on film and television projects for PBS and independent companies.


Image: A sketch by Maria Marrero for the costume of the Mute from Syracuse Stage's production of "The Fantasticks" in the 2007-08 season