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Randy Blades

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Drama/Costume Technology
Phone: (256) 782-5447 E-mail:
Office: Stone Center 405Office Hours:

  • Jacksonville State University | | BA Drama
  • Penn State | | MFA Costume Design

Randy Blades, Associate Professor, has been on the faculty of JSU since 2006 and is the Head of the Drama Department. Prior to joining JSU, he was on the faculty of the University of Central Florida. He currently teaches costume technology courses and puppetry. Randy has worked professionally as a costume shop manager, cutter, draper, wardrobe and stitcher. His experience includes work at the Atlanta Opera, the Alliance Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Georgia Shakespeare Festival and the movies "Drumline" and "Dumb andDumberer." Randy has also designed costumes for Kennesaw State University, Stage Door Players (Atlanta), Theatre UCF , Auburn University-Montgomery, Stage Door Players in Dunwoody, GA and the Maples Repertory theatre in Macon, MO.


  • Costume Techniques I and II
  • Introduction to Theater
  • Puppetry

Upcoming/Recent Projects:

  • Scenic Design "Vanishing Point" at JSU


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