Lindsay Kleinman - Costume Designer

Current Work

Freelance Theater Artisan

Props Stitcher: Midsummer Night's Dream (Oct.- Nov. 2012), Sweeney Todd (Sept. 2012) both at Portland Center Stage (PCS)

Costume Crafts crew for Midsummer Night's Dream at PCS (Oct. 2012)

Wardrobe Crew for Sweeney Todd at PCS (Sept.-Oct. 2012)

Selected Past Employment

Assistant Designer/Assistant Shop Manager at Portland Center Stage- Job also included stints in wardrobe and costume crafts as needed.

August 2007-June 2012

Dyer for Parsons-Meares , Ltd, New York, NY- Dyeing fabric yardage and other components for costumes constructed by the professional shop. The company’s clients include Broadway shows like Wicked, Phantom of The Opera, and The Lion King, as well as national tours and ice shows.

December 2004-June 2007


  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- MFA in Costume Design 2004

Washington University, St. Louis, MO - BA in Theater Production 2000


    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Portland Area Musical Theater award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design, 2007/2008 season

OTAS award for Costume Design, 2007/2008 season 

Costume Design-Selected Productions

 -Movement + Location

Feature Film with Harmonium Films, 2013 (in post production)

Director: Alexis Boling

-The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fractured Fairy Tales

Oregon Children's Theatre, opens March 2012

Director: Marci Crowson

   -Angel Punk

Film with Relium Media, 2011-2012

Director: Devon Lyon

    -Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Portland Playhouse, 2011

Director: Brian Weaver

    -The Chosen     

        Portland Center Stage, 2010     

        Director: Chris Coleman

    -The Mystery of Edwin Drood

 Lakewood Theatre Company, 2008

Director: Ron Daum 


        The Village Light Opera Group-New York, NY, 2007     

        Director: Tina Marie Casamento

    -Puccini Double Bill: Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica     

        University of Illinois School of Music, 2003    

        Director: Nicholas DiVirgilio

    -Antigone, by Jean Anouilh     

        University of Illinois Department of Theatre, 2003     

        Director: Tom Mitchell 

    -Languor & Ferocity 

        University of Illinois Department of Dance, 2003

        Choreographer: Linda Lehovec


        Washington University, Dance Division, 2000    

        Choreographer: Mary Jean Cowell 

    -Iphigenia and Other Daughters 

        Washington University Performing Arts Department, 1999 

        Director: Robert Neblett


 The Pingry School, 2005

Director: Stephanie A. Romankow 

Assistant Costume Designer

-Functioned as the Assistant Designer on most productions at Portland Center Stage from Fall 2007 to the present

-One Night With Janis Joplin  

Cleveland Playhouse, 2012

Costume Designer: Jeff Cone

I worked on the first iteration of the show at Portland Center Stage, then reviewed the items and paperwork with the designer and boxed and sent the costumes to Cleveland. I assisted the designer in Cleveland as well and also briefly in the show's transition from Cleveland to Washington D.C. 

-The Storm in the Barn

Oregon Children's Theatre

Costume Designer: Jeff Cone


    Summerfest, at the Krannert Center, 2004

    Costume Designer: James Berton Harris, USA


    University of Illinois Department of Theatre, 2002   

    Costume Designer: James Berton Harris, USA

Costume Coordinator / Wardrobe Head

-Sweeney Todd

    University of Illinois School of Music, 2004

    Director: Stephen Fiol

-November Dance Concert 

    University of Illinois Department of Dance, 2001

    Production Coordinator: Sara Hook 

Wardrobe Crew

    -Portland Center Stage-

Crew member on

Sweeney Todd (Fall 2012)

Wardrobe staff as solo crew person on these shows:

 Red (2012)  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2010)  Doubt (2008) 
 The Little Dog Laughed (2008)  Feminine Ending (2007)

Worked two different dressing tracks on short notice when extra staff was needed    

    Anna Karenina (2012)

   -Summerfest, at the Krannert Center, 2004-

Wardrobe Head, two person crew for Parfumerie, Wardrobe Crew, two person crew for Guilty Conscience

Teaching Experience

Taught the Costume section of the Pre-professional teen camp at Portland Center Stage in August of 2011. Class included handouts, a lecture, questions, and a group design project. 

Supervised interns and volunteers in the Costume Shop at Portland Center Stage, as well as on independent design projects- gave and reviewed assignments

Taught ‘Fabric Dyeing for Theatre’ seminars at Washington University and The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in March of 2007. The seminars consisted of 2 sessions, each about 2 1/2 hours, for an average of 8 students and included dyeing natural and artificial fibers as well as buttons, zippers, and other items. Each class included practical demonstrations, handouts, and question sessions.

Related Skills

Crafts Skills not listed elsewhere- Millinery, Mold making and casting, Leather work, Jewelry design and construction, Photography, among others

Computer Skills- Familiar with- MS Word, Excel, Open Office, Painter, Poser, Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, and Pagemaker, among others

Assistant to the Costume Rentals Manager at The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 2002-2004

Theatrical Stitcher- Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Summer Seasons 2002, 2003, Shop Manager- Pat Seyller

Wardrobe crew and head experience at Portland Center Stage, Summerfest at The Krannert Center, and University of Illinois 


Jeffrey Cone-  Resident Costume Designer/Costume Shop Manager at Portland Center Stage

Bonnie Henderson-Winnie-  Wardrobe Head at Portland Center Stage

Holly Poe-Durbin-  LA Based Costume Designer                                 

Nicole Faurant-  Costume Rentals Manager at The Krannert Center and instructor at The University of Illinois 

Kristian Kraai-  Project Manager at Parsons-Meares, Ltd, a costume construction house in Manhattan

Anne de Velder-  Costume Shop Manager at The University of Illinois

Contact information for references available upon request