Barb Portinga

Barb Portinga appreciates the chance to make more art with folks who do theatre the way it is done at nimbus. She has been making her living solely via her varied costume skills since graduating from Augsburg College in 1990. With an emphasis on education, she is the resident designer at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Roseville Area High School. Her design work has been seen throughout the Midwest, from Utah to Door County, WI. Recent credits include: Les Mis at Rochester Civic, Little Bird at Steppingstone, Wizard of Oz at RAHS, Waiting for Lefty at MCTC and Romeo and Juliet at DeLaSalle. She received her on-the-job training at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre where she is a cutter/draper and tailor for each main stage show. Barb is the proprietor of Portable Costumes.

nimbus production history: 
Perilous Night Costume Designer
The Kalevala Costume Design
Nacirema: Stories of Color Costume Design
The Lower Depths Costume Designer