Hello, my name is Melanie Maniglis. I am inquiring about any costuming opportunities. I have attached my resume below. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Melanie Maniglia - firstname.lastname@example.org
To find a job as a production assistant or a meaningful internship/apprenticeship with a skilled costumer.
Newsies, Paradise Community Theater, Faribault, Minn. Design costumes for the musical Newsies, including overseeing a $1,000 budget and two volunteer costumers.
ASST. COSTUMER DESIGNER
A Pirates Tale, Paradise Community Theater, Faribault, Minn. Began the show as an assistant designer helping collect period clothes and then maintain them, including laundering them safely, after each show. Ended the production by managing the return of all costumes.
Sweeney Todd at Little Theater of Owatonna, Minn. Assisted four experienced costumers in preparing the period piece. Sized the lead actress playing Johanna and altered dresses to fit, made four masks from scratch for the masquerade ball and helped with fast backstage wardrobe changes.
Worked as crew to MN Jack Sparrow, a street performer with a significant following; cast member for Tiny Diva Princess Party, a local business; Played Anna at Stillwater Ice Castles; sewing since childhood and creating costumes for five years.
Design clothes; including period costumes; Sew from patterns; Stitcher (Alter and repair existing clothing); Measure actors; Adept at working with different types of fabrics and materials, including latex. Some wigs, some ager-dyer.
Stagecraft, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN.
Final project was building a treasure chest
Imitation Metal Work, an online course taught by Organic Armor of Asheville, NC. (A company that creates handmade costumes props and accessories for performers.)
Available upon request.
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