Theatrical Experience

Anneliese is currently working on a B.F.A. in Theatre Production, majoring in Technical Design & Management with a costume construction concentration. As both a costume shop apprentice at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and a 19th-century living history interpreter (and former historical costume intern) at Genesee Country Village & Museum, she is pursuing her passions for history and its clothing through theatre.  Needle and thread in hand, she can be found wherever there is a production in the works.  She would like to thank everyone, especially those in the costume shops, involved in each of these productions for the exciting experiences and for letting her do her favorite thing - costume!  

Emma in STAGES' Doctor Dolittle (2013).
Dress and bonnet, designed and constructed by me.
Photograph by Dan O. (STAGES)

Year - Production - Position, Theatre/Institution 

2016 - The Drowsy Chaperone - Costume Shop Apprentice, Conservatory
           Theatre Company at the Pittsburgh Playhouse 
2016 - The Bluest Eye - Wardrobe Crew, Conservatory Theatre Company at the 
           Pittsburgh Playhouse 

2014 - Nothing is Written: One Acts - Costumer, 
          Young Open & Honest Players (YOHP)
2014 - PicnicCostumer, YOHP
2014 - Little WomenMilliner, 
          STAGES Children’s Theatre at the Rochester Auditorium Theater 
2014 - Sherlock Holmes - Student Costumer & Milliner, STAGES
2014 - Into the Woods - Milliner - STAGES 

2013 - Doctor Dolittle - Student Costumer & Milliner, STAGES 

2013 - Hello Dolly! - Assistant Costumer, Penfield High School
2013 - A Christmas Carol High School - Costumer, YOHP
2013 - Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Student Costumer & Milliner, STAGES 
2013 - Bugsy Malone - Student Costumer & Milliner, STAGES
2013 - Actor’s Nightmare - Costumer, YOHP
2012 - Peter Pan - Costumer, Our Lady of Mercy


2014 – Present
Living History Museum Interpreter
Genesee Country Village & Museum
     Village Life & Historical Clothing Docent 
     Public & School Group Education 
     1st & 3rd Person Interpretation 
     Domestic Skills Demonstrations

July 2016
19th Century "Fashion Fun" Class
     Designed activities and taught a week long class about the drastic changes in fashion from        1800 to 1870.  Students were 10 to 14 years of age.
Genesee Country Village & Museum

Examples of historical head wear from our Romantic Era session:
 An 1820s cap, 1830s poke bonnet & 1840s coal scuttle bonnet.

December 2014 – 2015 
Yuletide Theatrical Tours Actor
     (Esther Chapin 2014)  (Jeannette Hutchinson 2015)  (Hannah 2016)
Genesee Country Village & Museum

October 2015
Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tours Actor (Snow White)
Genesee Country Village & Museum

October 2013 – 2014
Graveyard Ghostwalk Actor & Assistant Costumer
(Sarah Robbins 2013) (Maggie Fox 2014)
Oakwood Cemetery & Penfield Community Center


Fall of 2016
Stage Makeup 
Monroe Community College

January - May of 2016 
Costume Shop Apprenticeship
Pittsburgh Playhouse, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University.

2014 – 2015
Historical Costuming Internship
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 19th Century Living History Museum

Fall of 2013
Independent Study of Costume Rendering, Drawing & Watercolor
Penfield High School


Machine & Hand Sewing
Basic Garment Repair & Alteration
Basic Patterning & Pattern Adaption
Historical Costuming Techniques & Reproduction
Living History Interpretation, Educational Programs & Demonstration
Design: Drawing & Watercolor
Organization & Blogging 


Young Open & Honest Players (YOHP)           

Carnival of Dreams, Emma Milligan, Asst. lights/tickets & concessions, 2012
10 Minute Play Festival, Pam Mount, Stage crew, 2012
Forbidden Broadway, Pam Mount, Stage crew, 2009

Our Lady of Mercy High School  
Little Orphan Annie, Elana Gizzi, Stage crew /dresser, 2013

Rochester Catholic School Commercial, violinist, 2012
The Secret Garden, Elana Gizzi, Assistant costumer/dresser, 2012

Anne of Green Gables, Megan Bianchi, Assistant costumer/dresser, 2011
The Wizard of Oz, N. Myers/ C. Stemmer, Munchkin/stage makeup, 2011
The Sound of Music, Elana Gizzi, Pit orchestra (violin), 2011

Little Women, Megan Bianchi, Stage crew/dresser, 2010
Beauty & the Beast, Elana Gizzi. Ensemble, 2010

The Magic Golden Apples, Caitlyn O’Toole, Actor (Sweet Bliss), 2009
Godspell, Elana Gizzi, Pit orchestra (violin), 2009
The House of Bernarda Alba, Teri Madonna, Actor (beggar child), 2009

Self-organized children’s summer theater opportunity
       Helen Keller, director/set/costumer, 2011
       Aesop Fables, script writer/director/costumer, 2010
It Ain't Easy Being Green, Actor (singing red-eyed treefrog), 2008
Reading, Writing , Red Riding-hood, Actor (school child), 2007
Dogs, Doctors & Damsels, Actor (Diane Dalmatian), 2004

Last Updated: Fall of 2016

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