Amaree Cluff is an Instructor and the Costume Supervisor for the Theatre Department.
Amaree enjoys working as both an artist and a teacher. She is a Southern Virginia graduate, and received her MFA in Acting from the University of Virginia.
A member of Actors’ Equity, the professional actors’ union, Amaree has enjoyed a number of roles in professional regional productions with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Imagination Stage, and others; she has also appeared on television in Women of the Revolution (PBS) andTurn (AMC). Her love of history has led to years of experience in the museum industry, first as a costumed interpreter/actor at Colonial Williamsburg, and most recently as a docent at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
While at UVa, Amaree and colleague Mike Long took an interest in playwriting and co-wrote Martin and Margaret and the MINDSWAP, a comedy that was selected by the UVa Department of Drama for the Clay E. Delauney Memorial Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and which was recently successfully produced at SVU.
Amaree began the SVU costume department while a student in 2001, and later studied costume design at Brigham Young University. She has served as costumer for dozens of SVU productions.
A member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), in her teaching she emphasizes training in voice and movement and especially enjoys engaging students in deeply exploring and giving voice to Shakespeare and other classics of stage literature.Contact Information:
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
104 Chandler Hall office