Jason Orlenko is a theatrical costume designer and educator, currently based out of Bloomington, IN where he heads the Costume Design MFA Program for Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama & Contemporary Dance.
Prior to landing in Indiana for the second time, Jason worked extensively throughout Wisconsin and around the country. Notable designs include 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, 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. Additionally his design work has been seen at Next Act Theatre, First Stage Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, Madison Children’s Theatre, Indiana University Summer Theatre, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Juniata College, Marquette University as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his undergraduate alma mater where he later became and adjunct lecturer.
Also a highly experienced wardrobe supervisor and costume technician, Jason has been fortunate to work with 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.