Ulises Alcala makes his company debut during the 2018-19 season, serving as costume designer for the company premiere of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. Mr. Alcala has designed costumes for various theatre groups in the Bay Area, including The Marriage of Figaro, L’Elisir D’Amour, Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale for San Francisco Opera Center’s Merola Program. In 2017, he designed The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Upcoming productions include The Gangster of Love at the Magic Theatre, Quixote Nuevo at California Shakespeare Theatre, and White at Shotgun Players.
Prior to joining the faculty at California State University, East Bay, he was a draper at the San Francisco Opera for seven seasons, producing costumes for internationally recognized opera designers and stars including designers Bob Mackie, Thierry Bosquet and Bob Ringwood, as well as singers Renee Fleming, Jane Eaglan and Anna Netrebko.
He has designed costumes with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre for Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical and Pippi Longstockings, as well as their national tours of Strega Nona and The Magic Schoolbus.
Additional credits include tailoring consultant for Megamind and CFX Initiative for PDI/Dreamworks. During his time at CSUEB he has also directed Scapin, the Cheat for Aces Wild, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Yerma for CSUEB’s Highland Summer.
For more information, please visit Mr. Alcala’s website.