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Jason Orlenko

  • Assistant Professor, Costume Design


MFA, Costume Design, Indiana University
BA, Theatre, UW-Milwaukee


Jason Orlenko is a theatrical costume designer and educator based out of Milwaukee, WI. Jason's work has been seen extensively throughout Wisconsin and around the country. Notable designs include Newsies, Kiss Me Kate, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Annie, and the world premiere of The Snow Dragon for Skylight Music Theatre, Great Expectations and Fallen Angels at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Photograph 51, The Violet Hour, Russian Transport, and Lettice & Lovage for Renaissance Theaterworks, 4000 Miles for St. Louis Repertory, as well as a host of Stackner Cabaret productions for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre including My Way, The All Night Strut!, Souvenir, Lady Day… and Forever Plaid. Additionally his design work has been seen at Next Act Theatre, First Stage Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, Forward Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Indiana University Summer Theatre, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Juniata College, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Also a highly experienced wardrobe supervisor and costume technician, Jason has been fortunate to work in the costume departments of American Players Theatre, Florentine Opera, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and the Hangar Theatre. Jason received his BA in Theatre from UW-Milwaukee and his MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.