Curriculum Vitae for MYRON ELLIOTT, MFA CANDIDATE I . ACADEMIC PREPARATION MFA Ohio University 2006 (dates of study 2003-2006) BA Southern Illinois University—Carbondale 2003 (dates of study 1999-2003) II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Professional Theater Design and Technical Positions PROFESSIONAL COSTUME DESIGN 2006 STAGES ST. LOUIS GREASE DIRECTOR: ST. LOUIS, MO MICHAEL HAMILTON 2004-2006 CINCINNATTI PLAYHOUSE ANTIGONE; NOW SUSAN KERNER CINCINNATTI, OH REVIVING OPHELIA BERT GOLDSTEIN LIVES WORTH LIVING REGINA PUGH 2003 BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL ARABIAN NIGHTS E. GRAY SIMONS STOCKBRIDGE MASS 1999-2001 EASTLIGHT THEATRE EAST PEORIA, IL 2001 TREASURE ISLAND MARC ROBIN 2001 JEKYLL & HYDE KATHY CHITWOOD 2000 TOMMY KATHY CHITWOOD 2000 PIPPIN KATHY CHITWOOD 1999 STATE FAIR DEB ALLEY 1999 J.C. SUPERSTAR KATHY CHITWOOD ACADEMIC COSTUME DESIGN 2003-2006 OHIO UNIVERSITY ATHENS, OH 2006 MARAT/SADE MICHAEL PAGE 2005 BOSTON MARRIAGE JACK YOUNG 2005 TWELFTH NIGHT DENNIS DELANEY 2004 FULLEST VIGOR DENNIS DELANEY 2004 SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS MICHAEL PAGE 2001-2003 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE, IL 2003 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE TIM FINK 2003 LA RONDINE TIM FINK 2002 BLITHE SPIRIT REBECCA FISCHEL BRIGHT 2002 GUILT COMES AFTER BILL KINCAID 2001 MONSTERS ALAN CHEVSKY 2001 OFFRAMP DON BARNETT PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL POSITIONS 2005 STAGES ST LOUIS--ST LOUIS, MO WOMEN’S DRAPER: Responsibilities included draping, patterning, cutting, fitting, alterations and overseeing assembly of women’s garments for a three show summer season. Mr. Elliott was head of a team of one stitcher and one intern. PRODUCTIONS: HELLO DOLLY, FOOTLOOSE, MAN OF LA MANCHA 2004 GLIMMERGLASS OPERA—COOPERSTOWN, NY FIRST HAND: Responsibilities included pattern correction, cutting, assembly, and delegation of work to one stitcher and one intern. Mr. Elliott assisted his draper in fittings as well as the visiting freelance drapers, and assisted an adjacent team with leatherwork. PRODUCTIONS: THE MINES OF SULPHUR (FIRST HAND), LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (LEATHERWORK) 2002-2003 BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL—STOCKBRIDGE, MA DRAPER: Responsibilities included draping, patterning, cutting, fitting, alterations and overseeing assembly of garments for a six shows of the summer season. Mr. Elliott was head of a team of one first hand and 4 stitchers. Mr. Elliott also performed hairdressing maintenance for the actors and interns. PRODUCTIONS: 2003- PETER PAN, ASSASSINS, TOMMY, THE STILLBORN LOVER, NIJINSKY’S LAST DANCE, ENTER LAUGHING; 2002- THE FOREIGNER, INSURRECTION, A SAINT SHE AINT, MISS JULIE, QUARTET, ZORBA 2002 SHRYOCK AUDITORIUM—CARBONDALE, IL LOCAL CREW--WARDROBE/WIG ASSISTANT: Responsibilities included assisting actors with their costume and wig changes and wig setting /maintenance. PRODUCTIONS: JEKYLL & HYDE, PETER PAN 2001 DES MOINES OPERA—DES MOINES, IA HAIR AND MAKEUP ASSISTANT: Responsibilities included wardrobe duties and assisting the ladies chorus with their costume and wig changes. PRODUCTION: LA BOHEME 1999-2001 EASTLIGHT THEATRE—EAST PEORIA, IL TECHNICAL INTERN—COSTUMES: Responsibilities included designing and building/altering/renting all costumes for a 2 musical season, plus all costume maintenance, wig and makeup design, wig and hair styling/maintenance. Also was responsible for delegation of work to small pool of volunteer stitchers. PRODUCTIONS: 2001- TREASURE ISLAND, JEKYLL & HYDE; 2000- TOMMY, PIPPIN; 1999- STATE FAIR, J.C. SUPERSTAR ACADEMIC TECHNICAL POSITIONS 2003-2006 OHIO UNIVERSITY—ATHENS, OH DRAPER: Responsibilities included draping, patterning, fitting and alteration of costumes and delegation of work to undergraduate stitchers and first hands. PRODUCTIONS: 2006- THE FOURTH SISTER; 2005 A FLEA IN HER EAR, THREE SISTERS;2004- ARMS & THE MAN, ROMEO & JULIET; 2003 TOP GIRLS WIGMASTER: Responsibilities included design, execution, construction, and maintenance of wigs/facial hair. PRODUCTIONS: 2005-TWELFTH NIGHT, THREE SISTERS, THE MINNEOLA TWINS COSTUME STOCK ASSISTANT: Responsibilities included maintaining costume inventor, assembly of rental packages, and stocking returned or donated articles to the collection. 2001-2003 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY—CARBONDALE, IL DRAPER: Responsibilities included draping, patterning, fitting and alteration of costumes and delegation of work to stitchers and first hands. PRODUCTIONS: 2002-KING LEAR, THE BEAX STRATAGEM, CABARET; 2001- ALL MY SONS MILLINER: Responsibilities included patterning, construction, fitting and decoration of millinery. PRODUCTIONS: 2001- DRACULA; 2000- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST FIRST HAND: Responsibilities included alterations, pattern corrections, cutting, and assembly of garments. PRODUCTIONS: 2001- GROSS INDECENCY, H.M.S.PINAFORE, 2000- YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU STITCHER: Responsibilities were construction and finishing of garments PRODUCTIONS: 2000- CANDIDE, AS YOU LIKE IT III. TEACHING A. Teaching Philosophy Mr. Elliott’s teaching goal is to give students a well rounded look at the profession and its many different aspects and manifestations in order for the students themselves to discover what appeals to them and where they fit within the field. Providing both encouragement and challenges, Mr. Elliott attempts to progressively build up the skills of students to their maximum potential by creating a safe open learning and sharing environment. Mr. Elliott also values an educator’s active role, both in the academic and professional community; these experiences can impart volumes of irreplaceable experience waiting to be passed on to both students and peers. B. Courses taught by Mr. Elliott THAR 532 Advanced Costume Design (Teacher’s Aide) – Winter, 2006 Course is focused on costume design, rendering techniques, and collaboration with set designers and directors. Mr. Elliott assists with the drawing and rendering technique labs. Holly Cole is teacher of record. THAR 131 Elements of Stagecraft (Teacher’s Aide)—Fall, 2005 Course is an introduction into all areas of stagecraft including costume, scenic, and prop construction. Three groups make a three week rotation through each area where they are taught basic skills of working in each shop. The costume rotation consists of teaching hand-sewing, machine-sewing, and basic construction and finishing techniques. Daniel Denhart is teacher of record. THAR 636D Costume Period Patterning (Teacher’s Aide)—Fall, 2004 Course is an introduction to draping and patterning period specific clothing. Mr. Elliott assisted with consultation and critique of projects. Kjersten Lester-Moratzka is the teacher of record. THAR 130 Design Principals for the Stage (Teacher’s Aide)—Spring, 2004,2005 Course is an introduction to costume, scenic, and lighting design. Mr. Elliott taught the costume design section of the lab and also guest lectured on the execution of a design. Michael Lincoln is the teacher of record. C. Additional teaching by Mr. Elliott During Mr. Elliott’s employment in costume studios (both professional and academic) he has given instruction of stitching, construction, draping and craft techniques on a hands-on learning basis. Thought not a formal classroom, this setting is where Mr. Elliott has done a majority of both his teaching and learning. IV. SCHOLARSHIP/CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS: Wig styling and cutting workshop - Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2003. Hands on workshop demonstrating to graduate students and faculty how to make the most of an existing stock of wigs, focusing on techniques for both natural and synthetic fiber wigs. Wig setting, styling, and fitting workshop: co-presenter Ohio University 2005. Hands on workshop demonstrating to wardrobe personnel and craftspersons how to diagnose the proper technique for specific researched styles. Workshop covered initial styling instruction and also demonstrated methods for fitting and securing the pieces on actors. V. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE MEMBERSHIP TO ORGANIZATIONS: Southeast Theater Conference: Member since 2002, student presenter in design 2005 V. UNIVERSITY SERVICE Committee Service: Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2002-2003 Faculty Search Committee—Theatre Department, Undergraduate Representative Interdepartmental Service: Ohio University 2003-2005 Costume Stock Assistant Coordinator—Theatre Department. Managed Rental agreements for Departments of Music and Film. Arranged and consulted fittings and designs for these departments.
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