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Updated January 2019


Cora Brittain as the Violet Duchess

Thank you for taking a moment to find out more about me and my work.

My name is Cora Brittain and I started The Violet Duchess in 2010 after graduating from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in English focusing on rhetoric, communications, and analysis.

From 2011-2017 I owned Foul Play Cafe (an interactive murder mystery dinner theater in Albuquerque, NM) with my best friend Mike Dethlefs.  During that time I coordinated more than 20 productions. I had many jobs: office admin, advertising, web mistress, social media, costumes, props, sets, and show art (such is the life of a small business owner).

I have additional theatrical costume experience with Albuquerque Little Theater where I aided in costume production/alterations/repair, and took on the role of costume mistress and dresser for several productions (2009-2016).