Yslan Hicks


Office: CPA 130B

Yslan Hicks is Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. Her costume-design credits include productions at the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Portland Center Stage in Oregon, the Old Globe in San Diego, and Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. As an Artistic Associate at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, she designed a number of literary adaptations, including Dracula, Pride And Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and The Left Hand Of Darkness. She has designed seventeen productions at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, including Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Born Yesterday, Into The Woods, and Clybourne Park. Yslan is deeply interested in the evolution of fashion, clothing as a cultural statement, and eighteenth-century eccentricities in French clothing. Her university teaching career includes her current appointment as Chair/Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and faculty appointments at The University of Tulsa and Tulane University. Yslan is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. In 2012 the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas recognized her with a Designing Woman award.