I've just graduated college with degrees in English literature,
theatre (with an emphasis on costume design and construction),
women's studies, and lgbt studies. At the moment I live between
Denver, CO and Santa Fe, NM for work, depending on the theatre
season. I'm in a nomadic period of life, going where my art takes
My professional focus is costume construction for theatre - I
tailor men's and women's clothes for theatrical productions and
opera year round. Occasionally there are design jobs thrown in as
well, as well as make up and hair jobs. I'm not going to lie, I
work a lot of hours. I spend more time in the theatre than I spend
at home; designing, painting, sewing, working back stage, dressing
actors, undressing actors, fitting clothes onto actors, managing
costume rentals, practicing the finer points of masochism, etc. My
work means more to me than I can ever really put into words, and in
the face of long hours and comparatively awful pay, I go home
That being said, I make time (lots of time!) for the people who can
at least try to understand and respect that I do work a lot; it is
part of who I am and I've already dated too many people who resent
me, have no interest in the arts, or all of the above.
I work hard but I play harder if you give me a chance.
I have thinly veiled and incredibly cliche dreams of being a famous
Broadway costume designer or a stitcher in a Broadway costume shop.
I'd also be happy tailoring for some wildly successful Hollywood
film. Haven't decided yet.