Costume Realizer and Designer of Dancer Costumes
United States



Clair Hummel is an Indiana-grown, Houston-based freelance costume designer and stylist. She is the costume shop supervisor and lecturer at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She served as costume realizer for 2023 HGO world premiere Another City. She spent six seasons as costume coordinator for HGO, during which she designed numerous productions including Memory Stone, Das Barbecü, and Monkey and Francine & The Lost City of Tigers. Other design credits include Stages Repertory Theatre (You’re Cordially Invited toSit-In), Rec Room Arts (The Royale; Garbage Island; Hansel & Gretel), Alley Theatre (OSKAR; All New Festival), Crossroads Repertory Theatre (Woman in Black; Crimes of the HeartFrankenstein), Classical Theatre Company (Candida), Houston Shakespeare Festival (Hamlet; Comedy of Errors), Rice University, Horse Head Theatre Co, The Landing Theatre Company, Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company, Jhon Stronks (there…in the sunlight), and Angelight Films. She attended Indiana State University and earned her MFA from the University of Houston. 


Costume Designer:

THE MEMORY STONE 2012-13 (World premiere, Asia Society Texas Center, and Japan Festival at Hermann Park)

RIVER OF LIGHT 2013-14 (World premiere, Sri Meenakshi Temple, Ripley House Neighborhood Center, and Asia Society Texas Center)

DAS BARBECÜ 2016-17 (Jackson Street BBQ and Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon)

GLORY DENIED 2017-18 (1940 Air Terminal Museum Hangar)

Costume Realizer:

AFTER THE STORM 2015-16 (World premiere, Cullen Theater and The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston)

VINKENSPORT 2020-21 (Digital)

ANOTHER CITY 2022-23 (World premiere, Ecclesia Houston)