Washington, D.C. Based,
I am in my third and final year at the University of Maryland, pursing my MFA in Costume Design.
This year I will be designing the Maryland Opera Studio production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, in conjuction with the University. Previous UMD credits include The Amish Project, Love & Information, and various Dance pieces. I have also designed for Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, WSC Avant Bard and assisted at Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and others in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Before pursuing my masters, I was based in Chicago, designing, assisting and creating for over 6 years. I was privileged to work with a wide variety of companies including those listed in my portfolio as well as Collaboraction, Silk Road Rising, Lifeline Theatre, Paramount Theatre and many others.
From 2011 to 2015, I managed the costume shop at Dominican University, and in 2014 I returned to the company of my first professional theatre job, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, this time as shop manager and designer. I returned to HSRT again in 2016 as resident designer.
For a time, I also served as Artistic Director of Strange Bedfellows Theatre where I produced Inventing Van Gogh and the new work by award winning playwright Adam Pasen: Badfic Love.
These experiences have left me with an enthusiasm for teaching people about history, cultures, and each other through my work while building a stronger foundation for environmentally and socially conscious art.
This year I founded Conscious Costume to begin a dialogue about the sustainability of costume design and production.
With my costume design, I consider the ethical and environmental impact of what and how I design. I share lots of related articles and thoughts on my Medium Blog.
I’m compiling a list of useful sources for costume designers. It is a work in progress and I welcome any input or help on this project.