OLIVIA VAUGHN HERN

802-825-8226    |    oliviavaughnhern@gmail.com    |    oliviavhern.com


EDUCATION    

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
School of Drama, Costume Design, Class of 2018
GPA: 3.85, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Photo by Jenni Oughton

Photo by Jenni Oughton


INTERNSHIPS

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL Costume Intern, 2017
Supervisor: Nicole Slaven
2nd Assistant Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor, and general assistant on all aspects of the Festival costume shop. Responsibilities include fittings, shopping, pulling and maintaining all wardrobe pieces, cataloging and documentation.

NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
Intern to Paloma Young, Costume Designer, 2016
Director: Rachel Chavkin.
Provided costume design and construction support for the Broadway production. Assisted with fittings, selected swatches, shopped for fabrics and costume pieces, communicated and met with vendors, transported wardrobe and materials, developed design boards, created costume-related posts for official Instagram account, and provided general assistance to the design teams.

NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP Costume Shop Intern, 2016
Manager Jeffrey Wallach
Includes work on Hadestown, Aladdin, Cats, Twelfth Night at NY Public Theater, Orpheo at Iowa Opera.

CMU COSTUME SHOP Stitcher, 2015
CMU SCHOOL OF DRAMA Audition Coordinator, 2015-2016


SKILLS

Sewing, Clothing Construction, Puppet Construction, Papier-mâché, Bookbinding, Fabric Dyeing, Color Matching, Casting and Mold Making, Batik, Block Printing, Fencing


REFERENCES

Susan Tsu, Costume Designer, Professor, School of Drama
Carnegie Mellon University

Richard Block, Scenic Designer, Associate Head, School of Drama
Carnegie Mellon University

Donald Wright, Co-Founder, Executive Director
Very Merry Theatre

Jeffrey Wallach, Costume Shop Manager
New York Theatre Workshop

Paloma Young, Costume Designer

COSTUME DESIGN

2018

Il Matrimonio Segreto Carnegie Mellon School Of Drama, Director Kyle Lang

2017

Hunger Williamstown Theatre Festival (PTP), Director Jacob Basri
Piper Williamstown Theatre Festival (PTP), Director Aaron Simon Gross
BOOM Carnegie Mellon School Of Drama Director Ariel Zucker
A Blue Brown Forest (Costumes/Puppets) Dixon Place, Director Zoe Clayton
Blow A Kiss, Take A Bow CMU Dance/Light, Choreographer Timiki Salinas

2016

Wake Up, Spring! CMU Playground, Director Bronwyn Rose
In The Life Of A Child CMU Playground, Director Gena Sims
The Taste Of Soap CMU Playground, Director Ariel Zucker
Geriatric Ballet (Co-Designer) CMU Playground, Director Jorden Plutzer
E.B.I. CMU Playground, Director Ariel Zucker
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical Educational Premiere, Director Nate Bertone
Snapshots (Costumes/Words/Lyrics) CMU Playground, Director Jack Dentinger
Façade CMU Playground, Directors Chantelle Guido and Grace McCarthy
Out Of The Dust (Costumes/Wardrobe) CMU Playground Director Zoe Clayton
Obsessions (Costumes/Wardrobe) CMU Playground Director Grace McCarthy
Enfantine (Costumes/Puppets) Prague Quadrennial, Czech Republic,
Director Zoe Clayton
Expedition National Theater for Student Artists, Director Alex Tobey


ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGN/WARDROBE

2017

Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (World Premiere) Wardrobe Supervisor, Williamstown Theatre Festival
Designer Paloma Young, Director Trip Cullman

Where Storms Are Born (World Premiere)
2nd Assistant, Williamstown Theatre Festival
Designer Jessica Pabst, Director Saheem Ali

Ragtime
Assistant, Carnegie Mellon School Of Drama
Designer Keith Kelly, Director Tomé Cousin

Plague In Venice
2nd Assistant, Carnegie Mellon School Of Drama
Designer Marla Parker, Director Sasha Iliev