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San Diego, CA PHONE: (313) 408-­‐0113 • EMAIL: [email protected] • WEB: EDUCATION University of California -­‐ San Diego – La Jolla, CA MFA, Costume Design March 2013 Specific Courses: Advanced Costume Design, Fashioning the Body, History of Design Illinois Institute of Art -­‐ Chicago – Chicago, IL BFA, Fashion Design with honors September 2006 Specific Courses: Pattern Drafting, Draping, Garment Construction, Menswear, Millinery and Textile Design ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE University of California -­‐ San Diego – La Jolla, CA 2011-­‐2013 COSTUME PRACTICUM TDPR 6 INSTRUCTOR A production oriented course that introduces fundamentals of costume construction and its integration into theatre operations. Laboratory format allows students an opportunity to work in a costume shop and incorporate construction with design process, culminating in a final project of a fully realized garment. This class also includes instruction for collaborative crew assignments for practical engagement in a fully mounted theatrical performance. INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN FOR THEATRE TDDE 1 TEACHING ASSISTANT, advised by Mark Guirguis A survey of contemporary and historical concepts and practices in the visual arts of the theatre. Studies in text analysis, studio processes and technical production with an introduction to design criticism, scale model making, and costume design. STORYTELLING AND DESIGN IN ANIMATION TDGE 126 READER, instructed by Tara Knight Responsible for grading 50-­‐100 papers weekly for an undergraduate lecture course covering the broad range in animation styles and how the sound/set/costume/character design impacts narrative. JoAnn Fabric – Portland, OR 2008 COURSE INSTRUCTOR 3-­‐hour intermediate sewing class geared towards the basics of garment construction for ages 6-­‐9. In the allotted time, students learned to cut and layout a commercial pattern and sew a pair of personalized pajama pants. Many students came to the class with little to no sewing experience. RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE COSTUME DESIGNER September 2006 – Present VARIOUS LOCATIONS Creative personnel responsible for designing, styling and providing clothing, accessories, wigs, hair and makeup for theatrical productions. Works directly with members of a creative team to efficiently and effectively create a MARY ROCHON 2 world for the play, musical or dance piece. An extensive knowledge of clothing history, fashion trends and international clothing movements are often used to visually tell the story. Execution of design required through shopping, renting, altering, repurposing or building. Required to maintain multiple projects, care for business related expenses and accounting as well as personal marketing and advertisement. SELECT COSTUME DESIGN CREDITS (full list available upon request) YEAR SHOW NAME PRODUCING COMPANY CITY, STATE 2014 Little Red “Riding Hood” NW Children’s Theater Portland, OR Goodnight Moon NW Children’s Theater Portland, OR 2013 The Winter’s Tale Bayfest International Youth Theatre Los Angeles, CA winterWORKS! UCSD Dance Department La Jolla, CA 2012 In the Red & Brown Water UCSD Graduate Production La Jolla, CA Spring Awakening Live! OnStage Portland, OR 2011 Fourteen Flights NYC Fringe Festival New York, NY Snow White NW Children’s Theater Portland, OR The Dybbuk UCSD Graduate Production La Jolla, CA 2010 Othello Artist Repertory Theater Portland, OR Sweeney Todd Grant High School Portland, OR 2009 Evita Broadway Rose Theatre Company Portland, OR Winie the Pooh NW Children’s Theater Portland, OR 2008 Les Misérables Broadway Rose Theatre Company Portland, OR The Rainmaker Linn-­‐Benton Community College Albany, OR 2007 A Doll’s House Theatre Vertigo Portland, OR Six Degrees of Separation Profile Theatre Portland, OR 2006 Romeo and Juliet NW Children’s Theater Portland, OR COSTUME SHOP SUPERVISOR July 2013 – October 2013 LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE – La Jolla, CA Manager of costume related business for premiere art festival with one of the country’s leading theatrical producers. Arranged rentals, fittings, dressing room floor plans and negotiated staff support for over 20 site-­‐
specific productions and art installations from national and international performers and artists. COSTUME SHOP MANAGER | DEPARTMENT HEAD September 2006 – August 2010 NW CHILDREN’S THEATER – Portland, OR Responsible for overseeing all daily operations including equipment maintenance, supplies, inventory, rentals and over-­‐hire staff while managing onsite workroom and storage areas. FIRST HAND/CUTTER May 2010 – August 2010 GLIMMERGLASS OPERA – Cooperstown, NY Part of The Marriage of Figaro team consisting of 1 Draper, 2 Stitchers and 3 Stitching Interns. Responsible for assisting the Draper in costume fittings and daily agenda along with interpreting custom flat patterns and cutting out pieces for mock ups and realized costumes as well as taking lead on alterations and keeping the stitching team on task. APPAREL SHOWROOM MANAGER June 2004 – August 2006 RJC ENTERPRISES – The Apparel Center, Chicago, IL Employee responsible for maintaining daily office operations, client management and trade show sales for a gift, jewelry and women’s apparel wholesaler in the Midwestern Region. Liaison between Designers and Buyers to monitor sales and inventory as well as providing information for design forecasting based off client needs. MARY ROCHON 3 COSTUMING & COSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT INTERN August 2005 – January 2006 WALT DISNEY WORLD AND RESORTS – Orlando, FL Worked in the Entertainment Costuming division of the Magic Kingdom Park. Duties included daily laundering and costume prep for notable costumed characters, wardrobe and dressing assistance for Castle Shows and Spectro-­‐
Magic light parade. PROFESSIONAL RESIDENCIES AND ASSISTANTSHIPS RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER September 2006 – August 2010 NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER AND SCHOOL – Portland, OR Primary Costume Designer responsible for the design and build of five annual main stage productions, smaller produced works and various promotional events. Supported internship program with high school aged students and taught supplemental design courses through the education department. COSTUME DESIGN ASSISTANT June 2012 – December 2013 YEAR SHOW PRODUCING COMPANY DESIGNER 2014 Side Show The Kennedy Center Paul Tazewell 2013 Side Show La Jolla Playhouse Paul Tazewell 2013 Be A Good Little Widow The Old Globe David Reynoso 2012 Glengarry Glen Ross La Jolla Playhouse Toni Leslie James 2012 Nobody Loves You The Old Globe Emily Pepper 2012 Henry IV Mira Costa Community College Alina Bokovikova ADDITIONAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA -­‐ SAN DIEGO COSTUME DESIGN FOR TELEVISION, Fall 2012 A Master Class focused on the skill sets involved and practical execution of successfully costuming a television series from the costume designer of HBO’s True Blood, Audrey Fisher. DISTRESSING IN FILM, May 2011 Workshop with Hollywood Ager/Dyer Jack Taggart held in his studio in North Los Angeles. Quick, effective and dramatic techniques used for distressing, aging and destroying costume pieces specifically for TV and film. DYE WORKSHOP, April 2011 Master Class with fiber artist, costume designer and industry leader, Deborah Dryden. Special attention paid to dyeing, painting and chemical treatments used on a variety of fabrics practical for theatrical work. SCREENPRINTING, March 2011 Continuing education course covering the basics of screenprinting with hands on experience printing on paper and fabric. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS 2008 – 2011 Drammy Award for Outstanding Costume Design Snow White, Pinocchio, Les Misérables, Wizard of Oz, Go Dog, Go! 2008 – 2011 PAMTA Nomination for Achievement in Costume Design Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Go Dog, Go! 2009 Nationally Featured Alumni Artist, ILIA-­‐Chicago 2006 Richard Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence, ILIA-­‐Chicago MARY ROCHON 4 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Costume Society of America, Member Surface Design Association, Member Pacific Coast Chapter of the National MS Society, Member AREAS OF EXPERTISE Advanced knowledge and experience working with and manipulating multiple types of fabric and several makes and models of both domestic and industrial sewing/overlock machines. Knowledge of draping, flat patterning and computer aided design programs. Efficient, highly organized and able to maintain a calm disposition in stressful situations with the ability to teach students from multiple age groups and experience levels. REFERENCES JUDITH DOLAN Head of Graduate Design, Costume Design Professor UC – San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Email: [email protected] Phone: (858) 534-­‐3791 SARAH JANE HARDY Artistic Director NW Children’s Theater Email: [email protected] Phone: (503) 222-­‐2190 x 14 LISSA SKILES Head Tailor, Shop Foreman La Jolla Playhouse Email: [email protected] Phone: (858) 534-­‐3039 MARK GUIRGUIS Head of Undergraduate Design UC – San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Email: [email protected] Phone: (858) 534-­‐3791