Diane Trapp

Diane Trapp has been doing hair and makeup for theatre since 1972, learning her craft from work with Theater 21, Civic Theatre, and Theatre Workshop. She was the makeup and hair designer for Musical Theater Co. for 18 years, Eugene Opera for 16 years, and Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co. for 6 years. She has worked for many other companies, including Tacoma Opera, Little Rock Opera, New Rose Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Columbia Dance, Oregon Children’s Theatre, and triangle productions!. Diane has been the stage makeup instructor for Portland Community College for 30 years and has designed many shows for them, including Amadeus, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, and Usagi Yojimbo. In 1984, Diane established Illusionary Designs, a business dedicated to creating makeup and mask designs for the stage. It now creates masks for many occasions including the New Orleans Mask Market during Mardi Gras, and “Maskarade,” a New Orleans mask gallery. Diane is a proud member if IATSE local 28 and has been for 19 years. She has worked for over 40 years in this industry and loves the challenge, the people, and the shows. What a great way to make a living.