Resume of Tara Maginnis, Costume Designer/Professor, current to November 2017
Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. COSTUME DESIGNER
415 272-5157 cell 415 479-3157 home firstname.lastname@example.org
749 Beechnut Court San Rafael CA 94903-3159
Online Portfolio: http://taramaginnis.com
Website: “The Costumer’s Manifesto” http://costumes.org
Ph.D. in Theatre, University of Georgia, Dissertation: Fashion Shows, Strip Shows, and Beauty Pageants: The Theatre of the Feminine Ideal, 1991.
M.A. in Theatre, California State University, Fresno. Thesis: Costume Crafts Instruction Manual, 1985. Gold Key Honor Society.
B.A. in History, San Francisco State University, Magna Cum Laude, 1981. Work done also at College of Marin `76-78, AGS Honor Society.
Certified Online Instructor, Walden Institute, Certificate 2000.
California Community College Lifetime Credential – Theatre Arts
Faculty development Courses I have taken: Semester long classes in Multimedia for Theatre, Adobe Photoshop, Eskimo Skin Sewing, and Conversational Russian I & II, Short courses in Costume Rendering with the Computer, Grant Writing, and Museum Conservation Techniques for Textiles, multi-part adult ed classes in Adobe InDesign and Dreamweaver, plus workshops in Dyeing and Altering Feathers, Website building for the Classroom, Online Teaching, Corset making, Lace making, Voice-Over Acting, etc. Attend and present at CGW’s Costume College conference annually to keep up with new tools and skills.
Instructor, Diablo Valley College, 2009-Present: Currently teaching Introduction to Costume Design, & Beginning Stage Makeup classes. Also originated a new team taught course on Costume Rendering (with Art Department drawing teacher) in 2015. Supervise Basic Stagecraft students in the costume studio. See also Design section.
Professor, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 2005- 2007, Associate Professor 1997-2005, Assistant Professor 1990-97: Theatre Department Chair 1992-93, 2000-2002, 2005-6, CLA Excellence in Teaching Award 2005-2006, Taught two courses per semester among Costume Design and Construction, Theatre Make-up, Advanced Topics in Costume Design and Construction, History of Fashion and Dress, Russian Costume History, Theatre History II, Movies and Film, Theatre Appreciation, Art/Music/Theatre: Aesthetic Appreciation. Many semesters I also took on Independent studies such as Advanced Theatre Make-up, Dyeing and Painting for the Theatre, Millinery, American Theatre History, and Native American Skin Sewing, I was also Supervisor/Teacher of the Theatre Practicum students in the Costume area. Faculty Adviser, Student Drama Association, 1991-2, 1993-4, 1995-6, 1996-2000, 2002-2005. Served as Alaskan coordinator for UAF’s American Russian Theatre (ART) program in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Assistant to the Russian Coordinator while in Russia during the summers of 1992 &1993. Guest Artist at Theatre Terra Mobile, Russia, 1994-5. Faculty Senate 1993, 1996-7. Chair, Faculty Appeals and Oversight Committee 1999-2000, Vice chair of same 1998-1999, Scholarly Affairs Committee, 1992-93. Core Curriculum Review Committee 1996-98, Faculty Service Committee 1996-97, Faculty Development Committee 1996-97. UA-AAUP/AFT Representative Assembly Member 1999-2001. UA-AAUP/AFT Communications Committee member 2001-04.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, 1988-89: Costume Design and Construction, and Theatre Costume History. Hired as Costume designer and Costume shop manager (now two separate jobs) for a four-show season, plus teaching two classes.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, 1985-87: Fall 1986: two sections of 30 students, Winter 1987: two sections of 30 students, and Spring 1987: one section of 30 students, all of Appreciation of World Drama, also assisted Costume Shop Manager during 1985-86 in supervising work of Theatre Practicum lab students.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, California State University, Fresno, 1983-85: Assisted in the teaching of Costume History, Advanced Costume Crafts, and Introduction to Technical Theatre, wrote the Lab Manual for Advanced Costume Crafts class as M.A. Project.
Theatrical Makeup Design Interactive, 2007, 13 part 4 disk interactive DVD teaching series on Theatrical makeup design and application. Main on-screen talent, sole writer, and DVD co-author along with Kade Mendelowitz. Also available as licensed video for online courses.
Currently engaged in completing a textbook on Costume Design and Construction which I am presently testing on the students of DVC’s Costume Design class. Current version of text available on request.
Clothes Make the Star: Making the Most of Actor Bodies (virtual soapbox) in The Virtual Costumer v.10 #2 page 37-42- May 2012 “Stepping Off the Stage and Silver Screen” issue of the quarterly journal of the Silicon Web Costumer’s Guild.
Dreams of a Fairy World in The Virtual Costumer v.9, #1 page 7-15, February 2011 “Fantasy Costuming” issue of the quarterly journal of the Silicon Web Costumer’s Guild.
Steampunking Othello in The Virtual Costumer v.8, #2, May 2010, “Steampunk and Gaslamp Costuming” issue” of the quarterly journal of the Silicon Web Costumer’s Guild.
Shaman Costumes encyclopedia entry in The Encyclopedia of Shamanism, 2004
The Importance of Being Artificial: Style as Substance in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” in Theatre Design and Technology, Summer 2002
Assistant Editor and Quarterly Computer Columnist for The Costume Research Journal 2000-2003:
- Costume Sites on the WWW #1: Favorites, Fall 2000
- Costume Sites on the WWW #2: Costume Supplies, Winter 2000-2001
- Costume Sites on the WWW #3: Fetish Costuming, Spring 2001
- Costume Sites on the WWW #4: Period Pattern Research and Commercial Patterns, Summer 2001
- Costume Sites on the WWW #5: WWII Resources, Fall 2001
- Making a Web Site for Your Costume Program #1: Planning and Preparation, Fall 2001
- Making a Web Site for Your Costume Program #2: Development, Winter 2001-2002
- Costume Sites on the WWW #6: Masks, Fursuits and Puppet Making, Spring 2002
- Costume Sites on the WWW #7: Teaching about Costumes, Summer 2002
- eCRJ Links to Related Topics, (web page links column which supplements the new online PDF version of the Journal) Fall 2002
UAF in house pamphlets: “Sucking Students into Your Web Site” and “Faculty Web Page Tips” 2000.
Faking Fortuny “Delphos” Pleats (with Lorraine Pettit) in Crossthreads Fiber Works Guild Nov. 1998
Published Abstract: “You’ve Got to Have a Gimmick”; Strip Show Costumes and Performer Individuality Costume Society of America Region V Symposium Show Costumes; Dressing and Undressing for the Stage, Las Vegas, October 1996.
Putting Personality into Portfolios and Resumes in Theatre Design and Technology. Winter 1996.
Russia: Living on $500 a Month in Transitions Abroad, 1995-1996 Educational Travel Planner and Resource Guide Issue, Jul/Aug 1995.
Kiosk Man, (1994): a comedy without words performed jointly by Terra Mobile Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Perpetual Motion Theatre, London, UK, (two professional “Fringe” theatres) in 1995-96, work previewed in St. Petersburg July 1995, opened in London in November 1995 and subsequently toured in England.
The Omnigarment: Putting Design into the Hands of the Actor in Theatre Design & Technology, Spring 1994.
Costume Crafts at 50 Below: The Fairbanks Non Toxic Crafts Cookbook in TD&T, Fall 1994.
A Student’s Guide to Budget Travel Planning in College Monthly February 1994.
Perfumes for the Period Scent in The Lady’s Gallery, July 1994
Freelance Author, October 1994-1995, for The St.Petersburg Press misc. articles: Old and New Rituals at Play; “When The Sun Was God” (theatre review), The Coldest Theatre Event in the World, Fashion A-Z at the House of Fashion, The Empress’ Old Clothes and Other Costumes, also, non-professional related articles: Practical Petersburg, Where Cats are Tsars, and Mushroom Magic: Mushroom Hunting at a Russian Dacha, etc. English language newspaper.
The OmniCostume: 32 Ways to a Period Silhouette in USITT Theatre Technology Exhibit 1993 Catalog, catalog for a juried exhibition at USITT.
Native Alaskan Costume Bibliography in The Northwest Drama Journal Spring 1993, Editor and Co-author.
“She Saves Who Sews For Victory”; Home Sewing on the American Home Front in Costume 1992 (The Journal of the Costume Society, U.K.) Juried, international publication, only accepts 7-10 articles yearly from around the world.
Co-editor and contributing author: Connections: The Russian American Theatre Journal Summer ’92, journal for now defunct UAF program.
Quicker Corsetry in Theatre Crafts, October 1990.
Stereographs as a Resource in Costume History in TD&T, Spring 1987.
Library Costume Resources: A Supplement in USITT Newsletter, April 1987
CONFERENCE PAPERS, WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS AND DEMOS:
“Rigging Onstage Instant Costume Changes for Magical Effects” Costume College 2016, Lecture with live demo, Warner Center, CA, 2016
“Instant Costume Changes for Magical Effects” & “Photographing Portfolio-Worthy Makeup Shots in a Badly Lit Basement” two Lecture/Demonstrations, KCACTF Region VII Conference, Denver, CO, 2016
“More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Hot Glue” Costume College 2015, Warner Center, CA, 2015
“Costume Accessories from Dollar Store Parts” & “Beginning Thermoplastics for Costuming” two Lecture/Demonstrations, Costume College 2014, Warner Center, CA.
“40+ Weird Methods for Making & Embellishing Costumes and Accessories” Lecture/Demonstration, Costume College 2013, Warner Center, CA, 2013.
“Evil Mutant Fairy Plastics” an all- day series of 5 workshops: “Breaking All the Rules”, “Torquing Tyvek”, “Electric Wigs”, “Warped Wings”, and “Creepy Claws”, Costume College 2012, Warner Center, CA.
Distressing Costumes, DVC Drama public workshop, 2009, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Fantasy Makeup Workshop: Fairies & Vampires, Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild, 2009, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Metal Finishes for Steampunk Costuming, and Banyans, Costume College 2009, Van Nuys, CA.
Techniques of Theatrical Makeup Before 1920, (lecture and demo) Costume Con 26, San Jose, CA 2008.
Costume Rendering for the Drawing Impaired (“Limited” workshop), Drag Glamour Makeup Techniques for Girls, and Boys Who Want to Be, (demo), Aged Character Makeup for Masquerades, (demo), and an improved version of Techniques of Theatrical Makeup Before 1920, Costume College 2008, Van Nuys, CA.
Guest Lecturer on 1890-1914 Clothing and Sex and Shoes for the Fashion and Textiles program at CSU Sacramento, CA 2007
Photographing Costumes for your Portfolio and Publication (lecture-demo) at Costume College 2004, August, Van Nuys, CA.
Putting Your Costume Program on the WWW (Multimedia Presentation) The United States Institute for Theatre Technology Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 2001 also The History of Fashion and Dress Online (Poster Presentation)
Costume Resources Online (on Panel) at Costume College 2000, June, Van Nuys, CA.
Multimedia in Theatre Education (multimedia presentation with Kade Mendelowitz) at The United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference, March 2000, Denver, CO. Also Seven Steps to Putting your Costume Shop Online (Poster Presentation) .
Magic Garments; Costumes for Ritual, Onstage and Off International Costumer’s Guild Conference, Costume Con 15, Baltimore, MD, May 1997. Also, workshop demonstrating Construction of Hats of the 1920’s, and leader of panel of professional/academic costumer’s on Designing a Work Environment That Induces Artistic Creativity.
Tara’s Cheap Tricks for Faculty Web Page Design a web based presentation done for the Second Annual TCC-L Online Conference, 1997. For more on this, see web page design.
“You’ve Got to Have a Gimmick”; Strip Show Costumes and Performer Individuality Costume Society of America Region V Symposium Show Costumes; Dressing and Undressing for the Stage, Las Vegas, NV, October 1996.
Fabric Painting for Theatre Design, and Convertible Costumes, Costume Con 14, Seattle, WA, May 1996. Also appeared in the panel Writing for Publication.
Transformation: The Stripper as Sexual Ideal, UCLA Burlesque Conference, March 14, 1993, Los Angeles, CA. Also, panel member: Representations of Women in Burlesque. First national conference on the subject, invited as paid presenter.
Theatre Education in the USA: The Liberal Arts Model, White Hall Seminars on Artistic Administration, 1992, The White Hall, Committee on Culture, St. Petersburg, Russian Republic.
Tuma: Adapting Alaska Native Costume for the Stage, and Resumes, Portfolios, and Job Hunting in a Free Market Theatre, and Theatre UAF: University Theatre in the USA, The Russian American Theatre Conference, 1992, St.Petersburg, Russian Republic.
The Non-Toxic Costume Shop, Northwest Drama Conference, Moscow, ID, 1992.
Alaska Native Costume and Why Actors Hate Costumers and Vice Versa NWDC, 1991, La Grande, OR.
Painting Dyeing and Distressing Indoors in Alaska: Non-Toxic Costume Crafts Processes for Unventilated Spaces, and The Costumer and Kinko’s: Uses for Xeroxing and Other Media Services in Costume Design, Construction, and Research, NWDC, 1989, Anchorage, AK.
Fashion Films: Fashion Newsreels 1905-1987, Costume Society of America, Region IV Annual Conference, 1987, Palm Beach, FL.
Use of Tailoring Manuals to Date Men’s Garments, and Writing a Research Paper in Costume History, guest lectures in the Textile Merchandising and Interiors Department, UGA, Athens, GA, 1986.
Hoopskirts as a Liberating Influence on Women in the 19th Century, guest lecture in the Humanities Department, SFSU, San Francisco, CA, 1981.
|The Mystery of Edwin Drood||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2017|
|Titus Andronicus||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2017|
|You Can’t Take It With You||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ryan Weible||2017|
|Hairspray||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2016|
|Clybourne Park||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Kathleen Normington||2016|
|The Laramie Project||Contra Costa College||Dir. Angelina LaBarre||2016|
|Almost, Maine||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2016|
|Into The Woods||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2015|
|Oedipus el Rey||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2015|
|Picasso at the Lapin Agile||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ryan Weible||2015|
|Taming of the Shrew||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Kathleen Normington||2015|
|The Wedding Singer||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2014|
|Six Degrees of Separation||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Will Springhorn||2014|
|Noises Off||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2014|
|Hamlet||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2013|
|Zombie Prom||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2013|
|All in the Timing||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2013|
|Richard III||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Beth McBrien||2013|
|25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Lisa Drummond||2013|
|The Grapes of Wrath||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2012|
|Tartuffe||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Beth McBrien||2012|
|The Crucible||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ken Hein||2012|
|The Skriker||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2012|
|Romeo & Juliet||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2011|
|The Last Days of Judas Iscariot||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2011|
|Alice in Wonderland||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2011|
|The Comedy of Errors||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Beth McBrien||2011|
|Cabaret||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ryan Weible||2010|
|Betty’s Summer Vacation||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Will Springhorn||2010|
|Othello||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2010|
|On the Razzle||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2010|
|Urinetown||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ryan Weible||2009|
|Midsummer Night’s Dream||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Nicole Hess-Diestler||2009|
|The Fantasticks||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ken Hein||2009|
|Frankenstein||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo||2008|
|The Celebration & Clash of American Cultures||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Ed Trujillo & others||2008|
|Rumors||Diablo Valley College||Dir. Beth McBrien||2008|
|Picnic||Theatre UAF, Fairbanks, AK||Dir. Lee Salisbury||2007|
|Waiting for Godot||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2006|
|Theatre UAF Wearable Art Fashion Show||Theatre UAF||Dir. Tara Maginnis & Carrie Baker||2006|
|Oedipus Rex||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2005|
|“Four Farces and a Funeral”- (The Wedding, The Bear, The Marriage Proposal, Smoking is Bad for You, The Death of Chekhov)||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2005|
|Costumes and Edible Hats worn by performers as the “catering” for the opening of my Solo Gallery Show at the UAF Art Gallery. 2DCostumes: Costume Design Renderings by Tara Maginnis, 2005.|
|Theatre UAF Wearable Art Fashion Show||Theatre UAF||Dir. Tara Maginnis & student directors||2004|
|Taming of the Shrew||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2004|
|Water Stealers (Film) Alien Creature Makeup & Costume Design only||Multimakers/
|Dir. Kade Mendelowitz||2004|
|The Bear||UAF Student Drama Association||Dir. Charlie Pierce||2004|
|Kartasi||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2003|
|Don Juan||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2003|
|Winter Shorts: Cop-Out, Panic in the Time of an Insecure God, Scenes from Mother Courage||UAF Student Drama Association||Various||2003|
|The Possessed||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2003|
|Lysistrata||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2002|
|Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2002|
|Touch||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2002|
|Yahoo Nation||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2001|
|Hamlet Dreams||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2001|
|Alice in Wonderland||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2001|
|“Two by Fornes” – (The Successful Life of 3,
|Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||2001|
|The Importance of Being Earnest||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2000|
|Twelfth Night||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||2000|
|Miss Julie||Theatre UAF||Dir. Tracy Campbell||2000|
|The Stronger||Theatre UAF||Dir. Fletcher Hirom||2000|
|We Three Queens, (Drag Xmas show, co-designed with cast)||KlonDykes, Queens & Co. (Fairbanks, AK)||1999|
|Alice in Wonderland||Theatre UAF||Dir. Kade Mendelowitz||1999|
|The Three Sisters||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1999|
|The Mikado||Theatre UAF/Opera UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin/John Hopkins||1999|
|The Magic Flute||Theatre UAF/Opera UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio/John Hopkins||1998|
|Fish in a Tree||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1998|
|Laughter on the 23rd Floor||Theatre UAF||Dir. Angela Brownfield||1998|
|70 Scenes from Halloween||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1998|
|The Grand Tarot||UAF Student Drama Association||Dir. Jason Chapman||1997|
|The Threepenny Opera||Theatre UAF/Opera UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1997|
|Gypsy||Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre||Dir.||1997|
|Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1997|
|The Bacchae||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1997|
|The Second Coming (Drag Xmas show, co-designed with student and shop manager)||KlonDykes, Queens & Co. (Fairbanks, AK)||1997|
|Pffluft, The Little Ghost||Theatre Parijh, St. Petersburg, Russia||Dir. Nina Yevdokimova||1997|
|Reckless||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1996|
|The Island||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1996|
|The Mystery of Edwin Drood||Theatre UAF||Dir. Gordon Hedahl||1996|
|Naam/Gen Eehu||Tuma Theatre (AK Native Theatre)||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1996|
|The Stoned Guest, The 614th Commandment, The Old Maid and the Thief, The Bridge, The Abduction of Europa, Opera Scenes, Ariadne Abandoned, and The Liberation of Theseus||UAF Opera Workshop
|Dir. John Hopkins
|The Comedy of Errors||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1995|
|Guys & Dolls||Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre||Dir. Peggy MacDonald Ferguson||1995|
|The Bell that Rang for Itself||Theatre Parijh, St. Petersburg, Russia||Dir. Nina Yevdokimova||1995|
|Kiosk Man||Theatre Terra Mobile (Russia) / Perpetual Motion (UK)||Dir. Vadim Mikheenko||1995|
|Out of Darkness||Theatre Terra Mobile (Russia)||Dir. Vadim Mikheenko||1995|
|The Glass Menagerie||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1995|
|Fighting Over Beverly||Fairbanks Drama Assiciation||1995|
|Scenes from The Seagull||The State Theatre Interstudio, St. Petersburg, Russia||Dir. Roman Vindermin||1994|
|Night (Beijing opera short)||The State Theatre Interstudio, St. Petersburg, Russia||1994|
|The Inspector General, AK||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1992|
|Cabaret||Theatre UAF||Dir. Sunny Smith||1993|
|The Velveteen Rabbit||Theatre UAF||Dir. Ravonna Martin||1993|
|Jesus Christ Superstar||Theatre UAF||Dir. Sandra Wolf||1993|
|The Eagle’s Gift||Tuma Theatre (AK Native Theatre)||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1993|
|Noises Off||Theatre UAF||Dir. Gordon Hedahl||1993|
|You Can’t Take It With You||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1992|
|The Actor’s Nightmare (Dual Language Production)||Russian -American Theatre (St. Petersburg)||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1992|
|Grease (co-design with 5 advanced costume students)||Theatre UAF||1992|
|Much Ado about Nothing||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1991|
|Woyzek||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1991|
|Frankenstein||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1991|
|Qayaq the Magical Man||Tuma Theatre (AK Native Theatre)||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1991|
|Ubu Roi||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1990|
|A Russian Christmas Tale||Theatre UAF||Dir. Anatoly Antohin||1990|
|Of Mice and Men||Theatre UAF||Dir. Lee Salisbury||1989|
|Marat/Sade||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1989|
|As You Like It||Theatre UAF||Dir. Lee Salisbury||1988|
|Curse of the Starving Class||Theatre UAF||Dir. Thomas Riccio||1988|
|The Comedy of Errors||University of Georgia||1987|
|The Marriage Proposal||Georgia Resident Acting Company||1986|
|Lord Byron’s Love Letter||Georgia Resident Acting Company||1986|
|The Romancers||Georgia Resident Acting Company||1985|
|Behind The Painted Grin||Portable Dance Troupe, Fresno, CA||1985|
|Forms of Heaven||Portable Dance Troupe, Fresno, CA||1984|
|West Side Story||California State University Fresno||1984|
|True West||California State University Fresno||1983|
|Paint Your Wagon||Joaquin Miller Theatre, Oakland||1983|
|Little Me!||Joaquin Miller Theatre, Oakland||1983|
|The Real Inspector Hound||Ross Valley Players||1982|
|The Marriage Proposal||Ross Valley Players||1982|
|10 Little Indians||Attic Theatre of San Francisco||1981|
|Cinderella, The Little Nut Tree, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, The Dressmaker and the Queen, (school plays)||Cobb Elementary School, San Francisco, CA||Assorted Directors, including, Carmen Zell & Tara Maginnis||1978-1981|
WEB PAGE DESIGN:
The Costumer’s Manifesto (www.costumes.org) Costume Mega site, currently undergoing a conversion to a wiki. It includes the History of Fashion and Dress Online Class, Costume History Time Line, How-To and advice pages, online designs, links, and museum images.
eCRJ in 2001-2002 I advised the USITT Costume Commission about web (html) alternatives to the previous print format of the Costume Research Journal, and developed an online prototype for presentation to the membership. I also developed an alternative that used an html links page “eCRJ” that connected to the fall 2002 issue PDF version of the Journal.
College of Liberal Arts UAF Site design for the CLA Dean’s office at UAF1998, long since replaced.
United Academics-AAUP/AFT Page (1996-1997) Since replaced by professional web designer’s official new page. Made it possible to pass through our unionization process, plus our first contract in half the time a print revision process would have taken, at NO cost. I was able to post document revisions within hours after they were made, through multiple versions under discussion. This allowed us to meet the State imposed deadlines when the print process was failing to move fast enough, and was costing our Union more than it had.
Tara’s Cheap Tricks (for Faculty Web Page Design), a site commissioned for the Second Annual TCC-L Online Conference, 1997.
UAF Summer Fine Arts Camp (1997-1999)
UAF Film Club (1997-1998)
Directed two Semesters of Independent Study in Web Page Design for a student 1996-97.
PATTERNING AND CUTTING:
Directed two Independent Study courses in Pattern Drafting/Draping, 2000-2002. For a student of Fashion design wishing to prepare a portfolio for entry to FIT.
[In addition to patterning and cutting many of my own shows, I have also cut on the following shows by other designers.]
DVC, 2009-Present: Blithe Spirit, Fuddy Meers, The View From The Bridge, The Children’s Hour, The Exonerated.
Fairbanks Drama Association, 2004: Draping and Costume Construction for premiere of new play, Athena.
University of Georgia, 1986: The Pirates of Penzance, A Doll’s House, Six Characters in Search of an Author.
California State University, Fresno, 1983-84: Ring ‘Round The Moon, Picnic, The Iceman Cometh.
Santa Barbara Repertory Theatre, 1984: Man of La Mancha, The Island (Not Fugard’s, but a big cast Ancient Greek thing).
Dominican College, San Rafael, 1983: The Barber of Seville, hired in on Opera.
Directed an Independent Study in Native American Skin Sewing, 1996: for a Native American Student who wished to learn traditional skin sewing to make a graduation dress.
[In addition to doing crafts on my own shows, I began my costume career as a crafts worker on the shows of others.]
UAF/Tuma Theatre, 1992-94: Agayu, Utetmun, and The Child From the Sea, (masks).
Directed an Independent Study in Millinery, 1993: for seven people (!!!), at UAF.
University of Georgia, 1985: As You Like It.
Houston Children’s Theatre Festival, 1985: Fat Pig (animal and fruit costumes), Jack and the Beanstalk (hats and shoes).
Houston Shakespeare Festival, 1985: Richard III (armor, crowns and misc.), Measure for Measure (hats, ruffs and shoes).
California State University, Fresno, 1983-1984: Medea (belts and goddess cape), The Rose Tattoo (accessories), Taming of the Shrew (plastic jewelry, accessories and hats), White Chicks (accessories).
Contra Costa College, 1983: The Wiz (Tin Man), hired in as crafts expert.
Dominican College of San Rafael, 1981-1982: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (hats, shoes and props), Beauty and the Beast (hats), Pippin (helmets and crown), hired in as crafts expert.
Lucasfilm Ltd., 1981: Return of the Jedi, lowly costume crafts flunky on Major Motion Picture.
Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, 1981: Cymbeline, (hot glue & misc.).
College of Marin, 1976-1977: Dracula, The Marriage of Figaro, Hotel Paradiso, The Merry Wives of Windsor (opera), Romeo And Juliet, The Threepenny Opera, Peter Pan, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, The Mikado (just about everything in crafts).
Diablo Valley College, 2017: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Diablo Valley College, 2010: Cabaret
Student Zombie Movie, UAF, 2006: Makeup design & supervision
Fairbanks Drama Association, 2005: Dracula
Water Stealers, 2004: Co-designed Alien Makeup for Interactive DVD Film with Lorraine Pettit.
UAF Sun-Star, 2004: Halloween issue cover of Sun Star Staff in costume & makeup
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1988-Present: The Magic Flute, The Mikado, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lysistrata, Alice in Wonderland, Taming of the Shrew, Oedipus Rex, Kartasi, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Grand Tarot, The Threepenny Opera, The Bacchae, Woyzeck, Mud, The Successful Life of 3, 2004 Wearable Art Fashion Show, Waiting For Godot, Picnic.
CSU Fresno, 1984: Burning Bright
PAINTING AND DYEING:
Directed an Independent Study course in Dyeing and Painting for the Theatre, 1991: for two students, at UAF.
UA-Fairbanks & Tuma Theatre 1989-1994: Jesus Christ Superstar (spray-dye), As You Like It (dye resist, marbling), Russian Christmas Tale (distressing), Woyzeck (spatter-paint and spray-dye), Much Ado (squiggle paint, spraydye, and tie-dye), Qayaq, Agayu, Child From the Sea, Utetmun, The Eagle’s Gift, The Mikado (hand painting).
University of Georgia, 1986: The Boyfriend (vat dyeing).
CSU-Fresno/Portable Dance Troupe, 1984-1985: Forms of Heaven (airbrushing), Medea (puffpaint).
Dominican College of San Rafael, 1982: Beauty and The Beast (stenciling).
MUSEUM & DISPLAY WORK:
2DCostumes: Costume Design Renderings by Tara Maginnis. Solo Gallery Show, UAF Art Gallery, 2005. On permanent exhibition in the Lee Salisbury Theatre since spring 2007.
2 Costumes on display in UAF museum show Made in Fairbanks Juried show, Fairbanks, 2003.
Costumes at Theatre UAF 1988-2001 (exhibited fall 2001) display held in conjunction with the exhibition of materials on display for the UAF University-Wide Assessment.
Theatre UAF Costume History Collection, 1995-2007: Intermittently worked on the project of collecting, organizing and safely storing a 300+ piece study collection of historic costumes 1850-1990 for the use of the History of Fashion and Dress class.
Rassmussen Library “UAF Theatre Arts Collection” 1993-2007 Starting in `93, I began digging up, labeling, and donating items relating to the history of Theatre at UAF; renderings, photographs, posters, tapes, etc. these donations eventually formed a large and organized enough body to get their own section of the archive, now called the “UAF Theatre Arts Collection”.
Russian American Theatre Conference, 1992: Designed and installed a display of costume and puppet designs by Galina Metelichenko and Almira Ebrigramova in the Baltic House Theatre Center, St. Petersburg, Russia.
UGA College of Home Economics, 1986: Photographed and cataloged all the men’s clothing items in the Costume Collection.
Meux Home Museum, Fresno, California, 1985: Designed and installed an exhibit of antique Edwardian costumes.
Various Costumes on Display, 1991-2003: In UAF Museum exhibit Made in Fairbanks 2002-03, Fairbanks Art Association Wearable Art Fashion Show, 1991 & 1992, in UAF Museum exhibit Art To Wear, 1991, in Ghosts, Phantoms and Other Critters, juried exhibit, at the Artlink Gallery, Illinois, 1992, at a Juried exhibit at the USITT Convention in 1993, and at the NWDC 1992.
Fine Arts Museums* of San Francisco, 1980: Co-cataloged the entire costume collection of the Museums* with another volunteer, only about 150 items at the time, included dating and photographing most costumes. (*M.H. De Young Memorial Museum/Palace of the Legion of Honor).
Flood Mansion*, 1980: Co-designed and installed an exhibit of 1905-15 costumes from the Fine Arts Museums’ collection, with another volunteer. (*aka Convent of the Sacred Heart).
- Excellence in Teaching Award 2005-2006 (UAF, CLA)
- Marquis Who’s Who, 1999
- Who’s Who in the West, 1997.
- Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996.
- 30 assorted web design awards, 1996-2002, including the prestigious Angel of Fashion Award, all for The Costumer’s Manifesto web site.
- Northwest Drama Conference/KC-ACTF, Special Achievement Award, 1992: For Costume Design for Qayaq, UAF, 1991.
- Gold Key National Scholar 1985
- College of Marin, 1977: Annual Drama Department Drama Banquet Costume Award.
2001-2003: Built an online mirror of the course Costume Design and Construction I completed Fall 2003. All the how-to projects for the class are now online where they are used by costume design and construction teachers all over the country http://www.costumes.org/classes/254pages/thr254online.htm .
1999-2001: Created the first online costume course anywhere, The History of Fashion and Dress http://costumes.org/pages/fashiondress/thr355main.htm .
Curriculum Development, UAF, 1992-93: Authored and successfully submitted 7 courses for UAF’s American-Russian Theatre program, improved and updated curriculum and catalog descriptions on 4 existing UAF courses.
Actress, playing “Jenny” in independent film, Chronic Town, 2008. Grey Jumper Productions, Tom Hines, director. Performed my own stunt, sliding & falling on an icy parking lot repeatedly, on a -20 degree day.
Demo-Model in Costume Lecture, 2006. Middle Class Women’s Dress During the Western Expansion 1850-1914 given by Ann Foster for the Fairbanks Historical Society, at Pioneers Hall.
Arranged a performance-art wearable-edible art piece, 2005, for my UAF Art Gallery solo exhibit opening, consisting of 14 performers wearing headdresses composed of the canapés that were to be eaten at the opening, wandering among the crowd urging them to eat their decorations. (They did).
Judge of 1905-2005 Commemorative Chena Hot Springs Dog Sled Run (Costume Expert) Where participants were judged by a panel of experts, not on speed, but on authentic 1905 Historical Reenactment criteria of harness, sled, camping gear, clothing, food and dogs on a 2 day sled trip from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs.
Public Lecture on “Costumes in Ancient Greek Theatre” 2005, for UAF lecture series on topics pertaining to Oedipus Rex.
Public Lecture on “Dating and Identifying Family Photographs from Costume Clues” 2004, for the Fairbanks Genealogical Society.
Day-long Public Workshop on Millinery Techniques, 2004, for the Stitchers of the Last Frontier (Fairbanks Costumer’s Club).
Mobile Theatre 2001, co-wrote successful Technology Fund grant proposal “The Mobile Theatre” for a compact mobile computerized video editing, hi-definition projecting, and digital camera station on wheels that can be used both for projected parts of our Shows, turning any space into a Smart Classroom, and student filming and editing.
Organized, Directed and Performed as M.C., 1994, for The Lee Salisbury Theatre Renaming Gala, a full evening fund-raiser variety show using 26 student and community performing groups, including a female barbershop quartet, two feminist performance artists, five full chorus musical numbers and two short ballets.
Performed as Tristan Tzara, 1993: 1993 UAF Dead Writers Conference, reading from his Dada Manifesto 1918, and at Open Stage, read his How to Write a Dada Poem, also guest lectured on Dada for Frank Soos’ class in English.
Professional Stitcher, 1981-83: Wedding dress cutter and stitcher, for store (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors) selling replica Edwardian wedding gowns out of antique materials.
Costume stitcher, 1981-83, American Conservatory Theatre, The Admirable Crichton, Marin Opera Company, La Cenderillion, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, Julius Caesar, Taming of The Shrew, The Lamplighters, Utopia, Ltd., Ruddigore, and for Delights and Designs Costume Rentals.
Public Service Assistance to Fairbanks Community, 1990-2007: Regular bi-weekly work providing advice, costume coordination and lending services to Fairbanks community theatres, schools, church theatres, and UAF Faculty and student groups. The costume shop regularly lends out about 1000 items to about 100 groups a year, all selection of which is my direct responsibility. When freight costs are prepaid by the receiver, I have even shipped entire shows, selected by me, to community theatres in Bethel, and Unakleet.
Public Service Workshops 1990-2007: I also regularly gave free public/school workshops on costume and makeup both at UAF and at local schools. In the past this has included operating a fundraising Makeup Booth for KSUA at the State Fair, giving a series of four costume and makeup workshops prior to Halloween, (one at Value Village), and making a presentation on the history of costume in the Ancient World for the entire 5th grade of Ladd School. Since 2009 At DVC I periodically give workshops in Costume Distressing, and Stage makeup, as well as backstage costume tours of costume-heavy shows.
Co-Archivist for Theatre UAF Included videotaping of all Theatre UAF shows and events for study and archival purposes, and collecting programs, posters, scripts, designs and other paper ephemera for inclusion in the Rassmussen Library “UAF Theatre Arts Collection”. I also documented all our important costume building activities and Theatre UAF shows in digital photos put on the Web so our students could gather images for their portfolios just by surfing through my site and right-clicking on any photos of themselves or their projects. This saves them a great deal of time and cash. I now also document and post photos for all the classes and shows I do at DVC where I work now.
Interior design, fashion design, digital and available-light photography, creative writing, computer art, stereo (3-D) photography, video, mycology (mushroom hunting), acrylic painting, beginning conversational Russian. I also trained my cat to jump through a hoop.
Web site authoring, (familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Firefox, IE, Microsoft Word, GIF Construction Set, Microsoft Publisher, Winsock FTP, Windows, Microsoft Front Page and Photo Works software, have had short courses on Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere and Macromedia Director), draping, flat-patterning, sewing, millinery, foam sculpting, dyeing, distressing, painting, leatherwork, latex casting, acrylic casting, fan covering, muslin and paper mache, Celastic, and Veraform sculpting, crude bird taxidermy, and Eskimo skin sewing.
REFERENCES: (Available on request so I don’t put their email and phone #s online)