Designer Profile: Jenny Foldenauer

CalArts alum Jenny Foldenauer is making her East West Players debut as part of the mostly female driven creative team for the critically acclaimed  The Who’s Tommy. She is a Los Angeles based, award-winning Costume Designer that designs costumes for theatre, film, music videos, dance, and puppetry.

Watch the video as Jenny takes us behind-the-scenes of the costume concepts for the world according to young ‘Tommy Walker,’ how The Who’s Pete Townshend inspired her designs, and why it takes a village to raise a musical production.

Before and After

Check out Jenny’s concept designs in the left column and the actual costumes in the right column.


Jenny won the 2014 LA Stage Alliance Ovation award for Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwright’s Everything You Touch. Select credits include: Everything You Touch (Theatre @ Boston Court), The Noir Series (Heretick Lab), R II (Theatre @ Boston Court), Our Class (Son of Semele Ensemble), Macbeth (A Noise Within), Iannis Xenakis: Oresteia (CalArts & MOCA) Flesh Eating Tiger, written by Amy Tofte and directed by Vincent Paterson. She received a BS in Design at the University of California, Davis and obtained her MFA in Costume Design at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). For more about Jenny Foldenauer visit

“The Who’s Tommy” is extended to Sunday, June 21, 2015! Don’t miss this “Impressively staged, intensely performed revival by East West Players” says LA Times! Tickets are still available for purchase online, in-person at the Box Office, or by calling Box Office at (213) 625-7000 x 20.