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PROFESSIONAL VITAE

Holly Cole
Costume Designer

Contact info: (home)8 Rardin Drive, Athens Ohio 45701, 740 593 3951, cole@ohiou.edu
(office) 307 Kantner Hall, Ohio University School of Theater, 740 593 4806                     

Education
: MFA Carnegie Mellon 1976, BA Northwestern 1973
Professional Affiliations: United Scenic Artists, Local 829, USITT

Professional Theater Costume Design

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO 2004

ROMEO AND JULIET
Director: Joel Fink

Cincinnati Playhouse
Cincinnati, OH 1999

TEN YEARS APART
Director: Gloria Muzio

Theater Virginia
Richmond, VA 1997
MY THREE ANGELS
Director: George Black

Utah Shakespeare Festival
Cedar City, UT 1994

LOVES LABOUR LOST
Director: Kathleen Conlin
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO 1993
PERICLES
Director: Joel Fink
Winner of a Denver Critic's Circle award for Best Costume Design

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO 1991

JULIUS CAESAR
Director: Jim Symons
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Director: Joel Fink

Monomoy Theater
Chatham, MA 1990

PRIVATE LIVES
Director: Alan Rust

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO 1989

TAMING OF THE SHREW
Director: Jim Symons
Columbus Player's Theater
Columbus, OH 1988
PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME
Director: Stephen Hollis

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Boulder, CO 1988

TITUS ANDRONICUS
Director: Joel Fink
Nominated for a Denver Critics Circle award for Best Costume Design
Lincoln Center Institute
New York, NY 1987
ANTIGONE
Director: Paul Lazurus
Folger Shakespeare Theater
Washington, DC 1985
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Director: John Neville Andrews
Winner of the Washington DC Helen Hayes award for Best Costume Design

GEVA Theater
Rochester, NY 1984

ALL MY SONS
Director: Howard Millman

Steppenwolf Theater
Chicago, ILL 1984

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Ringling Brothers Clown College
Venice, FLA 1981

Resident Costume Designer

Chelsea Theater Center, Off-Broadway
New York, NY 1980

DONA ROSITA WHILE SHE WAITS
Director: John Olin

Film experience

2005            Co-author with Kristin Burke: Costuming for Film: The Art and The Craft, Silman-James Press.

1996 Feature film: GOING ALL THE WAY
Lakewood Productions
Indianapolis, IN

Extras set costumer

1996 Showtime series: WOMEN
Hollywood, CA

Wardrobe production assistant

1983 Christmas commercial
Channel 13, Indianapolis IN

Costume design

1982 Swiss Miss Pudding Bars commercial
New York, NY

Production assistant

1982 TV special: BIG BIRD IN CHINA
and Pilot: FRAGGLE ROCK
for Jim Henson Associates
New York, NY

Crafts artisan

1978-80 Feature films costumed by Brooks Van Horn
DRESSED TO KILL
ZOOT SUIT
HAIR
GOT TO GO-GO
THE WANDERERS

First hand

Professional Costume Technology

            As a costume crafts artisan I’ve worked at the Muppets, the Pioneer Theater, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Pepsico Summerfest, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the Eaves-Brooks Costume Co., the Juilliard School, the Folger Shakespeare Theater, the Manwaring studio, and the Metropolitan Opera. As a properties artisan I’ve worked at the Milwaukee Rep, Arena Stage, The Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and WQED, Pittsburgh.
            As a draper/shop foreman I’ve run the costume shop at the Folger Theater  and draped for Broadway and regional theaters including the Juilliard School, Radio City Music Hall, the Kennedy Center, Brooks Van Horn Costumes, and Off-Broadway for the Chelsea Theater Center. As a first hand at Barbara Matera Ltd. and Brooks Van Horn I’ve worked on three Ringling Brothers Circus tours, nine Broadway productions, four national tours, and productions at the Houston Grand Opera, Wolftrap Theater, Buffalo Studio Arena, Goodspeed Opera ,and the Kennedy Center.

National and International Design Exhibitions

Honors

Major convention positions

Academic positions