Sarah E. Bussard, Assistant Professor of Theatre, joined the ETBU Faculty in Fall 2012. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Production at the University of Cincinnati, from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she specialized in traditional wig-making and prosthetic makeup. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Liberal Studies (concentrations in Theatre, Literature, and Writing) from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. During the completion of both degrees and following, Sarah served as a makeup artist, wig-maker, and costumer for productions in film, opera, and theatre as well as commercials. She has designed makeup and wigs for such productions as Orpheus Descending; Anything Goes (thesis work); Promises, Promises; On the Verge (or: The Geography of Yearning); and Bittersweet. She served as key makeup for the independent film, Silk Trees (with Evermore Pictures), as well as Evaluating Kaitly and 177, award-winning short films with Runaway Pen Productions. Additionally, she has served as a "local" technician for several regional theatres including the Cincinnati Opera, Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana, and the Morris Performing Arts Center, in South Bend, Indiana. Sarah occasionally lectures on wig-making and theatrical makeup to various college and theatre groups. Recently, Sarah returned to her alma mater in Wabash, Indiana, to head up their high school drama program, where they produced Bye, Bye Birdie.
M.F.A. (Theatrical Design and Production), University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music;
B.A. (Theatre, Literature and Writing), Bethel College