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Student Head of Costume Design- Three Rivers Acclaim Series 2014-2016
While attending Taylor High School in Cleves, Ohio, Eliana participated both onstage and backstage in the Three Rivers Acclaim Series' Drama Department. She was the head of costume design for four shows during her junior and senior year (2014-2016). These included: Seussical Jr, Sweeney Todd, Shrek the Musical Jr, and The Adams Family. Because Three Rivers does not have their own costume shop or the proper resources to construct every costume piece, Eliana and her directors had to get creative in how to achieve their specific vision on a small budget. Eliana instructed students on how to create their own costume pieces using "DIY" and easy hand sewing techniques on already existing or store bought garments, as well as communicating with a local costume shop to select pieces from their collection. She also helped source many pieces from thrift and vintage stores. Eliana kept a research journal for each show and often sketched her ideas to communicate with her director. For her work in costume design on "Sweeney Todd" and "The Addams Family," Eliana was nominated for Best Costume Design through the Cappies of Greater Cincinnati organization in both 2015 and 2016. (Eliana can be seen onstage below as Lucy/Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Morticia in The Addams Family, Fiona in Shrek the Musical Jr, and Gertrude in Seussical Jr.)
The Addams Family
Shrek The Musical Jr.
(no professional production images taken for this show)
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