HELLO!

I'm Maia, a costume technician and designer based in the area of Portland, Oregon. I am a recent graduate from Portland State University where I earned my B.A. in Theater Arts and B.M. in Music Composition with University Honors.

 

My costume designs pull inspiration from the source: the story which is being told. What is chosen to be put on the human form holds great power for our understanding and appreciation of a situation, and my costumes aim to provide a fuller understanding of the world being presented. 

I also greatly enjoy learning new things. You can see this in my various Sewing+Fabrication projects which include experiments in needle felting, hand embroidery, and practical lessons in historical sewing. I am always interested in trying something new or creatively problem solving to figure out how to make an idea a reality.

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Resume

Bachelor of Arts, Theater Arts |  Bachelor of Music, Music Composition | University Honors Program
     Portland State University, Portland, OR 

     2017-2021

 

Study Abroad Experience
     National University of Ireland, Galway
     July 2019 - August 2019

Portland Playhouse

     Season 14 Apprentice Company

     August 2021- Present

THEATER: COSTUMES

*Current Project

*2022   Appropriate | Assistant Costumer | Profile Theatre | Costume Designer Jaymee Ngernwichit

2022   Spring Premieres | Wardrobe | NW Dance Project | Costume Designer Christine Richardson

2021   A Christmas Carol | Assistant Costumer, Wardrobe | Portland Playhouse | Costume Designer Hadley Yoder

2021   Linger | Costumer | NW Dance Project | Choreographer Ihsan Rustem

2021   Hold me Tight Let Me Go | Costumer | NW Dance Project | Choreographer Sarah Slipper

2021   Barbecue | Assistant Costumer, Wardrobe | Portland Playhouse | Costume Designer Wanda Walden

2021   James and the Giant Peach| Costume Designer | The Young People's Theatre Project

2021   Freaky Friday | Costume Designer | The Young People's Theatre Project

2021   Willy Wonka Jr. | Costume Designer | The Young People's Theatre Project

2021   Top Girls | Costume Designer | Portland State University | Dir. Devon Allen

2021   The Old Maid and The Thief | Costume Designer, Props | Portland State University and Queer Opera | Dir. Rebecca Herman 

2020    Matter | Costume Consultant | Portland Playhouse and Many Hats Collaboration | Dir. James Dixon

2020    Indecent | Wardrobe | Artists Repertory Theater | Dir. Josh Hecht

2020    Mamma Mia | Wardrobe | Stumptown Stages | Dir. Christopher George Patterson

2019    Mirror Game | Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. Kristine McIntyre

2019    Wolves Eat Elk | Costume Designer | Portland State University | Dir. Jessica Wallenfels

2019    Westside Story | Wardrobe | Stumptown Stages | Dir. Patrick Nims

2019    New Works Play Festival | Costume Designer | Portland State University

            Carrot, Teapot, Man | Dir. Laila Mottaghi

            Searcher | Dir. Taylor Fischer

            Metaphorical or Otherwise | Dir. Caitriona Johnston

2019    La finta giardiniera | Asst. Costumer, Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. David Ward

2019    In the Next Room or the vibrator play | Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. Devon Allen

2018    The Breasts of Tiresias | Asst. Costumer, Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. Rebecca Herman

2018    The Flu Season | Wardrobe | Portland State University | | Dir. Richard Wattenberg

2018    Jesus Christ Superstar | Costume Designer | Mejaski Choreography and Theater in the Park | Dir. Michelle Mejaski

2018    Albert Herring | Asst. Costumer, Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. Brenda Nuckton 

2017    Cendrillon | Wardrobe | Portland State University | Dir. Brenda Nuckton

2017    A Christmas Carol | Specialty Costume Designer | Cascades Theatre | Dir. Kelley Ryan

2017    The Fantasticks | Costume Designer | BEAT Children’s Theater | Dir. Jonathan and Jimena Shepherd

2017    Mulan Jr. | Costume Designer | BEAT Children’s Theater | Dir. Bree Beal

2016    Tarzan | Specialty Costumer Designer | BEAT Children’s Theater | Dir. Jonathan Shepherd

OTHER THEATER WORK

2022    Titus Andronicus | Misc. Production Assistant | Portland Playhouse

2022    Gloria | Board Operator | Profile Theatre

2018    A Wrinkle in Time | Director | BEAT Children’s Theater

2016    Elf Jr. | House Manager | BEAT Children’s Theater | Dir. Angelina Anello-Dennee

2016    Via Lactea | Run Crew | OperaBend | Dir. Nancy Engebretson 

OTHER RELATED WORK

BORN Project, www.thebornproject.org

Textile Designer

June 2021- Present

 

Production Seamstress, Bikini Hut Llc.

September 2020-Present 

 

Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Portland State University

September 2019- April 2020​​

  • Facilitated use of the costume shop during open hours for student use.

  • Coordinated appointments with costume designers to review and rent pieces from the costume stock.

  • Worked on development of an online inventory system using Podio and input costumes from existing stock.

  • Maintained the workspaces of the costume shop, craft, and laundry rooms.

  • Operated sewing machines to join, reinforce or decorate costume pieces and performed hand stitching for relevant projects.

 

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