Student Profile: Nan Zabriskie


by Jane Bohnsack

Nan Zabriskie is currently a faculty member at DePaul.  She is an indispensable part of the staff at the Theater School, where she designed and now directs the makeup program.  She is also a MALS student. Nan’s talents are extensive, and this summer she is designing the costumes for Writers’ Theatre’s production of She Loves Me.  From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me is set in 1930s Europe.  The musical follows two shop clerks who can’t see eye to eye on anything.  When both respond to the same “lonely hearts” add and begin to anonymously exchange letters, they ultimately alter the basis of their relationship for the better.  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s film, You’ve Got Mail, is perhaps the better known, contemporary recreation of this classic story about “the little shop around the corner.”

Nan will be teaching a full course load this fall, but she is excited to begin her MALS courses again this upcoming Winter and Spring.