Jillian Keys

Philadelphia, PA

Jillian graduated from The University of the Arts with a BFA in Costume Design in 2011. While in school she interned for The Puppet Kitchen in NYC, and did a semester abroad at the London College of Fashion in 2010. Since graduation she has completed the costume apprenticeship at The Walnut St. Theater, and has begun freelancing in Philadelphia. She has had a wide variety of experience (from big period pieces, to small high concept shows), but her favorite projects involve a lot of crafting, ageing, dying, and mask making.

She works at Upper Darby Summer Stage between theater seasons, and would love to be doing childrens' theater full time in the distant future to give back to the community and raise another generation of theatergoers.


Managing the Drexel University Costume Shop, and designing “A Steady Rain” for the Walnut St. Theatre, and “Peter and the Star Catcher” for Theatre Horizon!



Nomination for Best Costume Design: Stinky Cheese Man, The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater


Nomination for Best Costume Design: The Light Princess, Barrymore Awards For Excellence in Theater