A Little Bit About Me:
Amanda is an NYIT-Award nominated freelance costume designer for theatre, film, television, and dance based in New York City and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is incredibly passionate about clothing and history and loves nothing more than to spend her days surrounded by both.
Currently, she is the assistant costume designer on the Tudor-inspired Broadway production of Six, now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, designed by Gabriella Slade. She is also the associate designer on The Play That Goes Wrong, now running at New World Stages and on it's second year of a US national tour after its successful Broadway run, designed by Roberto Surace. She was also the associate for Be More Chill on Broadway and its upcoming Chicago production coming to the Apollo Theater, designed by Bobby Frederick Tilley II.
In Tokyo, Japan, she was the associate costume designer for the IHI StageAround production of West Side Story, designed by Lisa Zinni, which featured a rotating audience and 360 degrees of stages creating a panoramic performance.
On Broadway, as the assistant designer for the legendary Bob Mackie, her work was also seen at the Neil Simon Theater in The Cher Show, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Costume Design of a Musical, at the Winter Garden and touring the nation in the 1st National Tour of School of Rock, designed by Anna Louizos, at the Palace Theater and on tour with the Bob Crowley-designed An American in Paris, and the most recent revival of Carousel designed by Ann Roth. An American in Paris and Carousel were also both nominated for Tony Awards for best costume design of a musical.
You can also see her original costume designs in NYC and on tour in Vital Theater Company's Angelina Ballerina the Musical, based on the children's book series and television program, as well as the tour of Flight School the Musical based on the best-selling children's book by Lita Judge.
She has designed for Gideon Productions (including all three of Mac Rogers' critically acclaimed Honeycomb Trilogy: the NYIT Award-winning Advance Man, Blast Radius, and Sovereign), Keen Company, Vital Theater Company (including the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning Stinky Kids the Musical and the OBA-nominated Show Way), Epic Theatre Ensemble, Ground UP Productions, The Attic Theater Company, Going to Tahiti Productions, iTheatrics, Stella Adler Studios, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, EBE Ensemble, Gold No Trade, Columbia University's Graduate Film Department, TV's History Channel, Off-Off-Hollywood Pruductions (TV), Happy Feet Productions, and others. As assistant/associate costume designer, her work has been seen on the stages of Broadway's Six, Be More Chill, An American in Paris, School of Rock, Carousel, The Cher Show, The Play That Goes Wrong, Shakespeare in the Park, The Public, West Side Story at the IHI StageAround in Tokyo, Japan, Soho Rep, the New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Keen Company, The Mint, Women's Project, Ma-Yi, Opera House Arts, Bristol Riverside Theater, Pascal Productions, Austin Shakespeare (in NYC), and Philadelphia Theater Company. She has also been a teaching artist at several NYC schools and was nominated for a 2014 New York Innovative Theater Award for her designs for Ground UP's Rubber Ducks & Sunsets.
Check out the 'Upcoming' section of her website for even more news!
Updated November 2016. Above content © Amanda Jenks 2016.