Backstage at the Cabaret with Kerri Lea Robbins

Kerri Robbins
Kerri Robbins

Designer Kerri Lea Robbins has costumed more than 60 productions for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

Starting in the 1980s, armed with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Southern Oregon University and a master’s degree in costume design from New York University, Robbins spent 10 years creating props and soft goods for numerous Broadway shows.

She then taught costume design and makeup at SOU before joining Craig Hudson and the design team at OCT. Robbins created the astonishing costumes for its current production, “The Wizard of Panto-Land.” We met at Starbucks next to SOU.

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