Assistant Professor of Theatre, Resident Costume Designer,
Community College of Rhode Island

CCRI Players Production Manager
CCRI Players Advisor

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Region 1 Costume Parade Coordinator

PROFILE

Over 35 years professional experience in costume design primarily in regional theatres, along with print, film, video and educational venues.

A thorough knowledge of period and contemporary clothing and accessories. Ability to work well within smaller budgets. Knowledgeable and resourceful as a shopper with established contacts in the field. Comprehensive commitment to a project.

Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels:
with actors, other designers and production personnel. Willing to travel.

Professional Organizations:
Theatre Communications Group
Women's Jewelry Association
Ocean State Artisans
ACUE Fellow: 2019

Union Affiliations:
United Scenic Artists, Local 829
      IATSE, Local 481

CCRIFA Executive Committee Member: 2015 - present
CCRI Curriculum Review Committee: 2016 - 2019
Search Committee Member - Dean of Library and Academic Innovation: 2019
CCRI Student Advisory Committee: 2020
CCRIFA Scholarship Committee: 2020
Guided Pathways Committee: 2018 - 2020

2017 Motif Award for Best College Costume Design
for Romeo and Juliet at Community College of Rhode Island

2015 Newport Mercury Arts Award
for Best Professional Costume Design for
Marie Antoinette at The Gamm Theatre

Resident Costume Designer, The Gamm Theatre, Warwick, RI

Former Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Salve Regina University

Former Guest Artist in Costume Design, University of Rhode Island

The Gamm Theatre:
"25 Most Valuable Players" honoree for Costume Design - 2010

Women's Jewelry Association Educational Grant Recipient - 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design - 1997

Guest Lecturer, Stonehill College - 1996

EDUCATION

University of Illinois: M.F.A. in Costume Design
University of Rhode Island: B.F.A. in Theatre
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education: Jewelry Design and Fabrication

REFERENCES

Olympia Dukakis, Actress/Director
dukakisolympia@gmail.com

Cheri Markward, Chair
Performing Arts Department
Community College of Rhode Island
cmarkward@ccri.edu

Paula McGlasson, Chair
University of Rhode Island Theatre Department
paulam@uri.edu

Jay Bragan, Director/Instructor, Portsmouth Abbey School
jaybragan@portsmouthabbey.org

Reggie Phoenix, Director
reggiephx@gmail.com