Ms. Martha Marking

  • Costume/Makeup Designer
  • B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • M.F.A., Michigan State University
  • Costume Design, Costume Technology, Makeup

Ms. Martha A. Marking designed costumes at the Utah Shakespearean Festival for seven years and was a cutter/draper for three years. Other professional credits include the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the Blowing Rock Stage Company. She has served as the Vice President for Members, Sections and Chapters for USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) and was Chair of the Southeast Section of USITT for five years. Martha recently penned a chapter about renowned milliner Arnold S. Levine in Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields.  Other writing credits include: "Chain Mail Techniques from the Utah Shakespearean Festival" and "Costume Shop Facilities" for Theatre Design & Technology (TD&T) as well as many book reviews. Martha has been active in the university community serving on numerous university and college committees including chairing Faculty Senate. She has served on the Faculty Grievance Hearing Committee, the Grievance Assistance Committee, and the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, among others. Martha received Appalachian's highest service award, the W. H. Plemmons Leadership Medallion in 2017, a Board of Governor's College Teaching Award in 2006-07 and has received two Outstanding Service awards from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, one in 2010-11 and the other in 2013-14. Martha currently serves as the faculty chair of the university's Early Intervention Team and has completed the 40-hour North Carolina Office of State Human Resources Employment Mediation Training. 


Title: Professor, Theatre Arts - Design/Technology
Department: Theatre and Dance

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6377