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 associate costume designer on the Broadway production of Be More Chill, now playing at the Lyceum Theater and designed by Bobby Fredrick Tilley. She is also the associate on The Play That Goes Wrong, now running at New World Stages, designed by Roberto Surace, as well as the upcoming Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage production of The Who's Tommy, designed by Andrea Hood. Soon, she will be the associate designer for West Side Story, designed by Lisa Zinni, playing at the brand new IHI Stage Around theater in Tokyo.
As the assistant designer for the legendary Bob Mackie, her work can be seen at the Neil Simon Theater in The Cher Show, and touring the nation in the 1st National Tour of School of Rock, designed by Anna Louizos and The Play That Goes Wrong.
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 An American in Paris, School of Rock, and Carousel, Shakespeare in the Park, The Public, 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.