Amanda Dura

Amanda DuraAmanda Dura became the costume shop manager in 2002.   After receiving her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Idaho she worked for two seasons as the costume shop manager for Sacramento Theatre Company.   During graduate school she worked for Utah Shakespeare Festival for three summer seasons.   She has designed costumes professionally for the B Street Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, and Sacramento Theatre Company.  Amanda received KCACTF Region V certificates of merits for her costume designs for, All My Sons, Barefoot in the Park, and for the ‘Stones’ in Eurydice. Her designs for The Rocky Horror Show were featured in the KCACTF Region V costume parade in 2010.  Besides teaching Stage Costuming Amanda also teaches classes based on the needs of upcoming performances.  It was one of her classes that distressed all of the costumes for ESU’s production of Urintown, and other class built the men’s frockcoats featured in Hedda Gabler.  Recently she taught a Costumes and Makeup for teachers course, designed to help future educators gain a basic knowledge in this area of study.