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Subject: Marjorie Slaiman, Designer of Costumes for Arena Stage

died following heart surgery
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Date Posted: September 23, 2002 3:18:54 EDT

Marjorie Slaiman, the longtime costume designer for the Arena Stage theater company in Washington, died on Sept. 13 at a hospital in Fairfax, Va. She was 77 and lived in Washington.

The cause was complications from heart surgery, her family said.

In her 26-year career with Arena Stage Ms. Slaiman designed thousands of costumes for more than 130 productions, including the 1967 premiere of "The Great White Hope" with James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander, which alone required more than 230 costumes.

She also worked on Arena Stage's productions of "Our Town" and "Inherit the Wind," which both toured the Soviet Union in 1973.

Her credits on Broadway include Arthur Kopit's "Indians," Studs Terkel's "Working" and Elie Wiesel's "Zalmen, or the Madness of God." Ms. Slaiman won the first Helen Hayes Award for her costume design for "Man and Superman" in 1985 and was nominated for seven more Hayes awards before her retirement in 1993.

Born Marjorie Lawler in the Bronx, she graduated from the New York School of Industrial Art and got her start designing lingerie in New York and costumes for the Shakespeare Theater Festival in Washington during the 1960's.

She is survived by four children, Gary, of McLean, Va.; Donald, of Columbus, Ohio; Lauren, of Manhattan; and Tracey Barrentine of Annandale, Va.; five brothers, John Lawler of Yonkers; Lawrence Lawler of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Robert Lawler of Seaford, N.Y.; Brendan Lawler, of Katonah, N.Y.; and James Lawler, of Staten Island; four sisters, Therese Lawler Stevenson of Bedford, N.Y.; Kathleen Lawler Gerard of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.; Patricia Lawler Odell of Parlin, N.J.; and Joan Lawler Cirone of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

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