Grier Coleman

Grier is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she discovered her love of costume design as a young child, creating ice skating costumes and dresses made from leaves. During undergrad, at The University of North Carolina, she put her skills to good use designing over 25 productions in addition to get a degree in painting and drawing. Upon graduation Grier moved to New York city to attend the Professional Intern Program at The Juilliard School. She lived and worked as a designer for six years before deciding that an MFA in was in the cards and Yale School of Drama was the place to get it. Upon graduation, Grier returned to New York City, where she lives with her husband and her rescue dog. 

Upcoming projects include The Parchman Hour at Virginia Stage Company, Queen's Boulevard and Waiting for Godot for The Juilliard School Drama Division; GLORY at Muhlenburg College.

Recent designs at Weston Playhouse, York Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theater, Shakespeare on the Sound, Washington College, Playmakers Repertory Theater, The New School for Drama, NYU, and The Juilliard School Drama, Dance, and Vocal Arts Divisions. 

She is the recipient of a Schubert Scholarship, the Leo Lerman Travel Fellowship, the Zelma Weisfeld Scholarship for Costume Design, Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design, and the Wes Egan Award. Grier is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Education

MFA Yale University: Design

The Juilliard School Professional Intern Program: Costume Design

BFA University of North Carolina: Painting/ Drawing/ Costume Design