DEDE AYITE | she/her (costume designer) is a two-time Tony Award-nominated costume designer working in theater, opera, and film. She recently designed X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X for Detroit Opera. Her most recent Broadway credits include Topdog Underdog, American Buffalo, How I Learned to Drive, A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, and American Son. Her select Off-Broadway credits include Richard III, Merry Wives (The Public Theater); Seven Deadly Sins (Tectonic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, (Signature); Nollywood Dreams, School Girls… (MCC); Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); Toni Stone (Roundabout). Regionally, Ayite’s work has appeared at venues including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf, and Arena Stage. She has worked in television with Netflix, Comedy Central, and FOX Shortcoms. Ayite earned her MFA at the Yale School of Drama and has received a TDF/Kitty Leech Young Master Award, Obie, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff awards.