Margaret Toomey

Seattle, WA
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SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER + PHOTOGRAPHER

As a theatre professional and designer, Margaret believes that theatre plays an important part in shaping the communities it serves. From the play-choice to the artists brought together on stage, theatrical productions have the responsibilty to inspire and examine the world around us. It is, by far, the most rewarding way to explore the human condition.


News

Margaret's design for Hoodoo Love at Sound Theatre Company was nominated for an Outstanding Scenic Design Gregory Award.


Education

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Greensboro, NC, May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Honors, Grinnell College; Grinnell, IA, May 2006

Selected Designs

Production Design  
[title of show] Dir. Phil Lacey Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is., WA Feb 2017
 
The Pride Dir. Corey McDaniel Theatre 22, Seattle, WA Oct 2016
 
South Pacific Dir. Phil Lacey Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle, WA Mar 2016
 
It's A Wonderful Life: Radio Play Dir. Milissa Carey Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Dec 2013
 
Guys & Dolls Dir. Molly Bell Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Nov 2013
 
Cabaret Dir. Brandon Jackson Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Sept 2013
 
Dora the Explorer Dir. Mia Fillipoff Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA Feb 2013
 
Sister Mary Ignatius Dir. Bryan Conger Theatre 232, Greensboro, NC June 2010
Explains it All To You  
 
The Actor's Nightmare Dir. Kate Muchmore Theatre 232, Greensboro, NC June 2010
 

Scenic Design  
Butterfingers Angel... Dir. Paul Muir Trinity Western University, Langley, BC Nov 2014
 
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Dir. Dawn Monique Williams Los Altos Stage Company, Los Altos, CA Jan 2014
 
Damn Yankees Dir. Tom Gough Foothill Musical Theatre, Los Altos, CA July 2013
 
Pippi Longstocking Dir. Cindy Powell Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Palo Alto, CA June 2013
 
The House of Blue Leaves Dir. Jeanie Smith Bus Barn, Los Altos, CA Apr 2013
 
Never After Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Feb 2013
 
After Ashley Dir. Dale Albright Dragon Productions, Redwood City, CA Jan 2013
 
Wizard of Oz Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Nov 2012
 
Once Upon A Mattress Dir. Leslie Stupple Pied Piper Players, San Mateo, CA Apr 2012
 
Beauty & The Beast Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Apr 2012
 
The Life and Times of Ben Franklin Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Mar 2012
 
Cinderella Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Feb 2012
 
Alexander Is Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Feb 2012
 
Ransom of Red Chief Dir. Ben Brotzman CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2012
 
Peter Rabbit Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2012
 
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Dir. Will Huddleston CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2011
 
The Little Mermaid Dir. Gayle Cornelison CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2011
 
The Cherry Orchard Dir. Josy Miller Hapgood Theatre, Antioch, CA Sept 2011
 
Pericles Dir. Kate Muchmore UNCG, Greensboro, NC Feb 2011
 
Oklahoma! Dir. Bryan Conger UNCG, Greensboro, NC Sept 2010
 
The Seagull Dir. John Gulley UNCG, Greensboro, NC Feb 2010
 
Angels in America, Part I Dir. A. James Fisher UNCG, Greensboro, NC Oct 2009
 

Costume Design  
One Man, Two Guvnors Dir. Ken Michels Sound Theatre, Seattle, WA Aug 2016
 
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Dir. Teresa Thuman Sound Theatre, Seattle, WA Jul 2016
 
Hair Dir. Teresa Thuman Bainbridge Performing Arts, Bainbridge Is., WA Oct 2015
 
West Side Story Dir. Amanda Folena Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Aug 2015
 
Anything Goes Dir. Michael Ryken Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Oct 2014
 
Dreamgirls Dir. Angela Farr Schiller Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA Aug 2014
 
In the Heights Dir. Jasen Jeffrey Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA June 2014
 
The Color Purple Dir. Lee Foster Hillbarn Theatre, Foster City, CA May 2014
 
Evita Dir. Jason Hoover Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA March 2014
 
Little Shop of Horrors Dir. Milissa Carey Foothill College, Los Altos, CA Feb 2014
 
The Fantasticks Dir. Gary Landis Los Altos Stage Company, CA Sept 2013
 
Oliver! Dir. Jeff Bracco Broadway By the Bay, Redwood City, CA July 2013
 
It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play Dir. Ana-Katrina Buscher Bus Barn, Los Altos, CA Dec 2012
 
Pericles Dir. Doll Picotto Shady Shakespeare Theatre Co., San Jose, CA Aug 2012
 
Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Dir. Ansley Bice Keenan CTC, Sunnyvale, CA Mar 2012
 
Orpheus Descending Dir. JB Brady UNCG, Greensboro, NC May 2011
 
Evil Dead: The Musical Dir. Jim Wren UNCG, Greensboro, NC Oct 2009
 

Teaching Experience

Spring 2015 Guest Lecturer, American Sewing Guild, Seattle
  • Fabric Types, Uses, and Care at the Spring Inspiration Meeting.
Summer 2012 Teacher/Tech Director, Conservatory; Pied Piper Players
  • Tech, design, and shop classes for students, ages 6-14 years old.
Summer 2011 Teacher, Intermediate/Advanced Conservatory; CTC
  • Tech and shop classes for students, ages 11-17 years old.
Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant, THR 351 Intro to Scene Design; UNCG
  • Introduction to scenic design, including model-making and persepective drawings/paintings.
2010-2011 Instructor, THR 140 Intro to Stagecrafts; UNCG
  • Introduction to construction techniques and the basics of lighting and sound engineering.
Fall 2010 Guest Artist, THR 410 Directing I; UNCG
  • One day lecture on design and floor plans for the director.
Spring 2010 Guest Artist, THR 201 Playscript Analysis; UNCG
  • One day lecture on my design for The Seagull.

Awards & Honors

Nominee for Excellent Costume Design for a 300+ Seat House, SF Bay Area Critics Awards, 2016

 

3-time Nominee for Best Costume Design in a Tier 2 Production, Theatre Bay Area Awards, 2014

 

Graduate Young Scholar, SETC, March 2011

  • My paper, "Becoming a Feminist Designer: Troubling the Traditions of Design", was chosen to be presented at the 2011 convention in Atlanta.

 

Angels Scholar, UNCG, 2010-2011

  • Honor bestowed by the department on the most outstanding third year graduate candidate.

 

2nd Place Winner of Graduate Scenic Design Competition, SETC, March 2010

  • For my design of Chekov's The Seagull, directed by John Gulley at UNCG February 2010.

 

1st Place Winner of SETC/David Weiss Regional Scene Design Competition, KC/ACTF Region 4, February 2009

  • For my design of Puccini's La Boheme.

 

 

Related Skills

Theatre: Costume rendering; Costume construction, repairs, alterations, and fittings; Millinery, Draping, and Dying Techniques; Stage Make-up and Special Effects; Scenic & props carpentry, upholstery, and painting; Stage lighting strike, hang, focus, cable & Source 4 repair; Light (ETC Expression & Ion) & sound board proficient; Model Building; Hand & Computer Drafting (VectorWorks and AutoCAD 2009+); Ticketing Box Office (Tessitura)

 



Professions/skills: Set Designer;Production Manager;Photographer;Painter/Scenic Artist;Hair/Makeup/Wig Artists;Dramaturg;Costume Designer;Administrator


Member in:

2017
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