Texas Tech University

Amanda Staats

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Costume Shop Supervisor

Amanda M. Staats is originally from Southwest Kansas.  She holds a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Kansas and a MFA in Costume Technologies from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Amanda spent four years working in New York City for several costume shops, including:  Eric Winterling, Inc.; Killer Studio;, and the Paper Mill Playhouse.  She worked on a variety of things in that time:  Broadway plays, operas, movies, television, theme parks, and the circus.  Amanda is a Company Member of Mile Square Theater of Hoboken, NJ, where she was a resident designer.  She has also worked at the Portland Playhouse (in Portland, ME), the Santa Fe Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Costume Gallery of Newport, KY, as well as many summers as a camp counselor in southern Maine.

Degrees Held:

BFA in Theatre Design - University of Kansas
MFA in Costume Technologies - Rutgers University


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