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Lisa wears her black cat eye glasses. She has pink hair and a black shirt and is in front of a collection of books
Lisa talks with a student about her scenic art drawing
Lisa pins a wig back from an actor's face

Lisa Borton is a Michigan-based theatrical designer who specializes in both costumes and scenic design. She is the resident costume designer at the University of Michigan-Flint and has been teaching there since 2012. Her MFA is from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) and her BA from Hope College (Holland, MI.) Her childhood was largely comprised of making clothes for her Ken dolls (Barbie had all the cool clothes!) and making up stories about mermaids in her pool, which makes an excellent foundation for theatre. Let’s create something together.  

Right Now:
Lisa is teaching online & designing at the University of Michigan-Flint for the 2022-23 school year. Upcoming productions include the costume & scenic design for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and the scenic design for The Spitfire Grill. 


Lisa has been diligently working on her 1906 Folk Victorian home, and

Lakeside Silver , her Michigan handcrafted jewelry business, keeps her plenty busy in her "free" time :)

Four Lake Michigan necklaces rest on freshly fallen snow
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