Pamela Workman - Costume Designer

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Resumé

Below is a condensed list of my experiences. For further details, please download my full Curicculum Vitae. 

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Educational Teaching Experience:

  • Faculty Costume Designer:  Gainesville Theater Alliance  2015 - Present
    • Brenau University and The University of North Georgia Gainesville
  • Costume Designer:  Lexington Children's Theatre   2016
  • Costume Designer & Supervisor:  Lexington Children's Theatre  2015
  • Instructor of Theatre: Morehead State University 2012-2015
  • Costume Shop Supervisor: Morehead State University 2012-2015
  • Costuming Advisor: Shooting Stars YouTheatre 2013
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Costume Design: Ashland University 2011-2012
  • Instructor as Graduate Assistant: University of Oklahoma 2008-2011

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts: Theatre, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY; May 2006. GPA: 3.0/4.0
  • Bachelor of Arts: History, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY; May 2006. GPA: 3.0/4.0
  • Master of Fine Arts: Costuming Design, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; May 2011. GPA: 3.9

Technical Experience:

  • Costume Designer:  Noises Off, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2019
  • Costume Designer:  The Wizard of Oz, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2018
  • Costume Designer:  The Odyssey,  Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2018
  • Costume Designer:  Crazy For You, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2017
  • Costume Designer:  Much Ado About Nothing, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2017
  • Costume Designer:  Beauty nd The Beast, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2016
  • Costume Designer:  Cinderella - Commedia del arte, Lexington Children's Theatre, 2016
  • Costume Designer:  Once on this Island, Gainesville Theater Alliance, 2016
  • Costume Designer:  Mary Poppins, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, 2015
  • Costume Shop Supervisor:  Androcle and the Lion, Lexington Children's Theatre MSU Shop, 2015
  • Costume Designer:  Androcles and the Lion, Lexington Children's Theatre, 2015
  • Costume Designer:  Annual Gala (2015 theme:  Moulin Rouge), Morehead State University, 2015
  • Costume Designer: Annual Gala (2014 theme: Rio De Janeiro Carnival), Morehead State University, 2014
  • Cutter/Assistant Designer: Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The College of William & Mary, 2012
  • Costume Designer: Whistle Down the Wind, Ashland University, 2011
  • Asst. Costume Designer: The Odyssey, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Costume Crew Head: The Odyssey, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Costume Rental Supervisor: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, University of Oklahoma, 2011
  • Costume Desinger: 9 Parts of Desire, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Makeup Designer: 9Parts of Desire, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Costume Designer: Letters to a Student Revolutionary, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Costume Crew Head: The Man Who Came to Dinner, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Costume Crew Head: To Kill A Mockingbird, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Makeup Designer: Always Oklahoma Halloween TV Special, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Costume Designer: The Midnight Caller, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Costume Designer: Chamber Music, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Costume Designer, Baby, The Musical, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Asst. Costume Designer: The Three Musketeers, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Costume Crew Head: Is He Dead?, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Costume Crew Head: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • Costume Crew Head: Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • House Manager: Aida, Morehead State University, 2006
  • Costume Crew: Book of Days, Morehead State University, 2006
  • Costume Designer: Three Days of Rain, Morehead State University, 2006
  • Makeup Designer: Night Moves II, Morehead State University, 2005
  • Costume Designer: Night Moves II, Morehead State University, 2005
  • Actor/Technician: The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island, NC, 2005
  • Director: Teibele and Her Demon, Morehead State University, 2005
  • Costume Crew: The Three Penney Opera, Morehead State University, 2005
  • Costume Designer: A Fitting Confusion, Morehead State University, 2005
  • House Manager: Orpheus Descending, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Asst. Costume Designer: Pippin, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Costume Designer: Night Moves I, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Asst. Lighting Designer: String Geese, Fish Rain, Morehead State University, 2003
  • Asst. Costume Designer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Morehead State University, 2003
  • Asst. Costume Designer: 42nd Street, Morehead State University, 2003
  • Set Crew: Jake’s Women, Morehead State University, 2002
  • Costume Crew: Equus, Morehead State University, 2002

Elspeth The Milkmaid

Acting Credit:

  • Elspeth CarMichael:  Georgia Renaissance Festival, 2016
  • Dancer & Actor:  Connexions Dance Concert, Morehead State University, 2015
  • Elspeth CarMichael (guest performer):  Kentucky Highland Festival, 2014-2015
  • Elspeth CarMichael: Oklahoma Rennaisance Faire, Castle of Muskogee, OK, 2009-2010
  • Mother: Slow Memories, Morehead State University, 2006
  • Sharon Bates: Book of Days, Morehead State University, 2006
  • Actor/Technician: The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island, NC, 2005
  • Street Beggar: The Three Penney Opera, Morehead State University, 2005
  • Person ‘B’: Mamet Sketches, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Person ‘A’: Mamet Sketches, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Chorus: Pippin, Morehead State University, 2004
  • Moth: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Morehead State University, 2003
  • Chorus: 42nd Street, Morehead State University, 2003
  • Camilla: A Christmas Blessing: Commedia dell’ arte, Morehead State University, 2002
  • Elspeth CarMichael: Ravenhearst Renaissance Faire, Lexington, KY, 2002
  • Elspeth CarMichael: Oklahoma Renaissance Faire, Castle of Muskogee, OK, 1999
  • Rose: A Dicken’s Christmas Village, Castle of Muskogee, OK, 1998
  • Water Wench: Boare’s Heade Feaste, Castle of Muskogee, OK, 1998
  • Leper: The Haunted Castle, Castle of Muskogee, OK, 1998

Awards:

  • The performance of 9 Parts of Desire won the Director's Choice Award and was nominated to perform at the Kennedy Center. Personal award received for Excellence in Costume Crafts & Technology and Meritorious Achievement as KCACTF Barbizon National Costume Design for 9 Parts of Desire for KCACTF Region 6, Amarillo, TX in 2011.
  • Achievement in Costume Design 2011 from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, awarded at the USITT-SW conference in San Antonio, TX.
  • Commendation from adjudicators of the American College Theatre Festival for the costume design of 9 Parts of Desire, 2010. The show was also invited to perform at the ACTF 2011 regional conference in Amarillo, TX.
  • Costume design for Three Days of Rain invited to compete at the American College Theatre Festival 2007 regional conference in Georgia.
  • Irene Ryan Nomination 2006 for Three Days of Rain costumes
  • Golden Needle Award 2005-2006 from Morehead State University Theatre Faculty
  • Outstanding Costume Design 2004-2005 from Morehead State University Theatre Faculty for A Fitting Confusion
  • Theta Alpha Phi Honors Fraternity Member since 2003

Skills and Talents:

  • Makeup & Hair design.
  • Garment design and construction using the draping & drafting.
  • Fabric dying.
  • Fabric distressing.
  • Costume crafts.
  • Corset/Bodice construction.
  • Historical research skills.
  • Renaissance Faires and Madrigal Feasts.
  • Experience working in various sizes of theatres and renaissance faires.
  • Familiar with various garment construction machines: home and industrial sewing machines, serger, and blind hemmer. Proficient in the use of various hand sewing techniques.
  • Horseback Riding.
  • Dance: Tap, Renaissance, and Native American.

Workshops:

  • Designing without a Past - SETC;  I was the leader for this workshop which discussed how to look at characters that are given descriptions. 
  • Portfolio Review - SETC; I was one of the portfolio reviewers. 
  • Designing without a Past - GTC;  I was the leader for this workshop which discussed how to look at characters that are given descriptions.
  • Latex & Tissue - GTC;  I was the co-leader of this workshop.  We looked at how latex and tissue can be used for multiple makeup uses (i.e. zombies and age).
Attended Seminars & Workshops:
  • Prosthetics Aesthetics with Alisa Sickora Kiekner - USITT; A hands-on and creative experience with 3-D transfers
  • Glamour! Make-up for the Stage, Screen, & Crown with Derek robertson, Karen Anseim, & William Henshaw - USITT; A discussion on different make-up applications
  • Noh Mask-making with Hideta Kitazawa - USITT; A demonstration on carving wood masks
  • No Bad Blood II with Randy Lutz - KCACTF; A demonstration of different blood packs
  • Digital Costume Rendering with Colleen Muscha - KCACTF; A demonstration of the Corel Painter software
  • Creating the World of the Play: Effective Communication between Directors and Designers with Michelle and Chuck Ney - KCACTF
  • Costuming Rendering and Mixing Medium by Rafael Jaen - USITTSW
  • Casting and Molding by Kasey L. Allee-Foreman - USITTSW; A class that used Wonderflex, Fosshape, Varaform, Plaster Bandages, Hydrocal, Ultracal, OOMOO 25, Alfi-Safe, Flex Foam-lt, Smooth Cast, & Rubber Glass.
  • Designing Costumes for Dance with Lisa Lantz, Catherine Moore, and M. Cody Westgaard - USITT
  • Costuming Rendering and Mixing Medium by Rafael Jaen: A class that mixed the mediums of markers, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and graphite.
  • Casting and Molding by Kasey L. Allee-Foreman: A class that used Wonderflex, Fosshape, Varaform, Plaster Bandages, Hydrocal, Ultracal, OOMOO 25, Alfi-Safe, Flex Foam-lt, Smooth Cast, and Rubber Glass.






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