COSTUME FACULTY & STAFF
Naila Aladdin-Sanders (Costume Shop Manager) has design credits including: NEIGHBORS for the Matrix Theatre; THE BROTHER'S SIZE, IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL, GEM OF THE OCEAN, JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for the Fountain Theatre; THE COLOR PURPLE, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, the musical, and BASH'D; THE GAY OPERA for the Celebration Theatre; THE MANY MISTRESSES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING for Ensemble Studio Theatre; and GOOD BOBBY for the Greenway Court Alliance and the 59th Street Theatre in NYC.
Naila also designed the costumes for HAIR; the MUSICAL at Cal State LA and worked with the Latino Theatre Company for THE ROAD WEEPS & the WELL RUNS DRY, PREMEDITATION, THE MAGNIFICENT DUNBAR HOTEL, ANA LUCASTA, BRONZEVILLE, THE RIVER NIGER, A HOUSE WITH NO WALLS, PERMANENT COLLECTION, as well as all three parts of THE HAITIAN TRILOGY were designed by Naila for the Robey Theatre Company.
Eddie Bledsoe (Costume Director) designed Reza Abdoh's last production, A STORY OF INFAMY for the Frankfurt Opera. Film projects include OVERLOAD, ROCKETS RED GLARE, THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, THE DEBTORS, ROUGH RIDERS, BATMAN FOREVER, ALIVE, I'LL LOVE YOU FOREVER,...TONIGHT, IDYLLWILD, and NO EASY WAY. Eddie also designs the "DaVinci" retro shirts featured in TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE TRUMAN SHOW, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE DREW CAREY SHOW, and SEINFELD. For USC School of Theatre he designed RING 'ROUND THE MOON and HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.
At LACC Theatre Academy, he has designed costumes for MOON OVER BUFFALO, TWO WISE GUYS OF VERONA, DRACULA, COYOTE WOMAN, THE WAITING ROOM, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE KENTUCKY CYCLE, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS. . . , CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MARISOL, COMMON ROOMS, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE SHADOW BOX, LITTLE MURDERS and DESIRE.
Becky Parker-Rickon (Costume Shop Foreperson) is a graduate of Humboldt State University, Department of Theater, Film and Dance, with an emphasis in costume technologies and construction. Becky has held the position of Costume Shop Manager at California Lutheran University, and as Costume Shop Manager for Resident Company Kingsmen Shakespeare’s summer festivals. Credits include ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, TWELFTH NIGHT, A WINTER'S TALE, COMEDY OF ERRORS, MACBETH, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, HENRY IV, and AS YOU LIKE IT. Design credits include THE TEMPEST for Kingsmen’s educational tour, THE PAJAMA GAME with Gloriana Opera Company, and PIER 41 (short film). She also works closely as assistant/construction lead with local costume designer Lauren Tyler. Credits together include of PENELOPE (West Coast premiere), A BRIGHT NEW BOISE (West Coast premiere), THE SUNSET LIMITED (West Coast premiere), and TREEFALL (World premiere) for Rogue Machine Theatre Co., TEMPERAMENTALS for The Blank Second Stage, and PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE for California Lutheran University.
Diane Sisko (Costume Director, Web page editor) Purdue University, Costumers' Guild, Costume Society of America, costume design adjudicator for Region VIII of KC/ACTF, has designed costumes and makeup at the Los Angeles Theatre Academy for many memorable projects including; LOOSE ENDS, CHER ANTOINE, NICHOLAS NICKELBY, AMADEUS, ROMEO AND JULIET, MEDEA, MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT, the rock version of TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, I THINK WE'RE ALL BOZOS ON THIS BUS, ZOMBIE ATTACK!, OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th, AFTER THE FALL, THE KENTUCKY CYCLE, and 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE.' She has also worked with Medieval Times, Long Beach City College, and the Living Room Theatre, and the films 'ROCKETS RED GLARE,' and 'TIN MAN.' At the Odyssey Theatre she collaborated with Eddie Bledsoe on the award-winning comic costumes for 'FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS' and with alum Diane Winesburg on 'RHINOCEROS.' For East LA Classic Theatre she designed 'CYRANO de BERGERAC' and 'MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING' at the John Anson Ford Theatre. She developed the special effects makeups for 'FOR LOVE OF FREEDOM (Touissant - the Spirit)' for Robey Theatre Company.
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