Kathleen Doyle is a visual story teller - a costume and puppet designer working in theater, opera, musicals, dance, and film. Kathleen graduated from N.Y.U. with an M.F.A. in Theater Design, and holds an additional Master of Arts in Dramaturgy from Villanova University. Doyle also designs costumes and creates puppets, marionettes, masks, shadow puppets and stop-motion animation films. She is a proud member of USA-Local 829. In 2001 she was awarded a Fulbright grant to Japan. In 2005, she was awarded another Fulbright grant, this time to China and Hong Kong. In 2012, she traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil where she attended a retrospective of her art and design work at the Casarao de la Cultura. Based in New York, her ebullient designs have been seen all over the city, from The New Victory Theater to The 52nd Street Project, from La MaMa to Here Art Center, from The Joyce Theater to Jazz at Lincoln Center, from New York City Center to The Kennedy Center. Her work has also been seen at Walt Disney World Florida, The Santa Fe Opera and The San Francisco Opera. Kathleen has traveled throughout the world, to dozens of different countries, and served as an International Goodwill Ambassador in Peru. She recently returned from South Korea where she designed puppets and masks for a new musical and from Vietnam where she served as Artist-In-Residence with The Thang Long National Water Puppetry Theater. Kathleen Doyle is a LabWorks Grant Recipient at The New 42nd Street Studios, developing her own original project that will tour eight Hawai'ian Islands next year.