Michael Schaffner

Costume Design, BFA

Michael is a costume design BFA graduate of Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. His most recents credits include The Little Green Birdie adapted from Carlo Gozzi’s original text, and Shady Acres. Assisting credits include Sense and Sensibility and Joan of Arc at Rutgers Theatre Company. Collaboration with directors, actors, and his design team is one of his favorite aspects of creating live theatre. He looks to constantly challenge his design work. 


Michael is originally from Southern New Jersey. He has studied at Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe, under the guidance of Michael Pavelka, and under the tutelage of Jenny Tiramani at The School of Historical Dress.

Design work