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Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 24, 2017

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Tristan Tom

**** **** ***** ****** (Unit #*) Chicago, IL 60645 773-***-**** LinkedIn:


Dedicated and highly motivated theatre professional with 10+ years in the costume design industry

Well versed in in creating and managing children's theatre production shows

Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

Energetic self-starter with the ability to work well on a team or individually

Quick learner with the ability to multitask and maintain strict deadlines PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Little Green Tree House Preschool/Daycare - Chicago, IL 07/2014 - Present Parent Liaison/Teacher Aide

Greet parents and children upon arrival and provide them with a welcoming experience each day

Schedule tours and present information to potential families interested in enrolling

Maintain and update all of DCFS health records into the database

Keep an open line of communication between all areas (families, teachers, aides, custodial staff) and document any issues or new happenings that may have happened during the day/week

Known as a “Baby/child whisperer” way to make kids go down for naps

Assist with additional duties throughout the facility and classrooms to maintain proper ratio Broadway Costumes, Inc. - Chicago, IL 10/2012 - June 2014 Inventory Manager & Design Assistant

Sorted and weighed costumes to be sent out for laundering and dry cleaning

Responsible for dying fabrics, stain treating and steaming all of the costumes

Return all costumes to the 28,000 sq. ft. of costume space and its proper place

Boxed costumes to be sent out to the clients across the nation including costume check-in upon return Performance Arts Workshop (PAW) - Gillette, WY 2009 - Current Head Designer/Run Crew (Summer Seasonal)

Create and construct over 100 costumes over a 3 week period

Engage with 75 performers (ages 5-20) for the children’s production shows

Manage a team the production team and maintain the production program budget

Report/Represent Costume Dept. for weekly and daily meetings EDUCATION

Harry S Truman College - Chicago, IL Currently Enrolled Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Focus: Child Development - Pre-School Education

South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD 2004 Bachelor of Science Degree

Focus: Communication Studies and Theater


Old Jews Telling Jokes, LLC / Royal George Theatre - Chicago, IL 08/2013-02/2014 Wardrobe/ASM (COVER)

Ran the show track and laundered all of the main character costumes daily

Prepared and proper designated props for upcoming cues, managed requests for the needs of all major characters before during and after calls

Alice In Wonderland - Emerald City Children’s Theatre - Chicago, IL 07/2012 Assistant Head of Costumes

Coordinated, created and fit a variety of costumes for the children’s theatre company at the Apollo Theatre.

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2029 West Morse Avenue (Unit #3) Chicago, IL 60645 773-***-**** LinkedIn:


Spank the Musical, LLC- Royal George Theatre - Chicago, IL 02/2012 Wardrobe Run crew

Ran the costume track of the show and laundered main characters clothing nightly The Doyle and Debbie Show, LLC - Royal George Theatre - Chicago, IL 10/2011-06/2012 Wardrobe Head/Prop

Served as the designed understudy for costumes for this “Jeff Award winning” show

Maintained and styled wigs and prepared all stage props including artificial blood packs

Prepared “publicity costumes and props” for radio and television appearances Chicago Shakespeare Co. “Madness of King George” - Chicago, IL 06/2011-08/2011 Stitcher/Run Crew

Performed duties of the run Crew and tracked costumes from cue to cue

Assisted with fitting and dressed the major characters Whoopi Goldberg’s “White Noise”- Royal George - Chicago, IL 02/2011- 06/2011 Stitcher/Run Crew

Assisted Paul Tazewell, Broadway/Tony designer with measurements and reworking his designs

Stitched, completed beading and “finish” work on all costumes needing adornments and additions.

Performed upkeep, laundering, quick-changes, and tracking of over 200 costumes Cookie Gluck Designs - Chicago, IL 03/2009- 06/2009 Mascot/ Puppet Designer

Created 3-D mascots for businesses and theaters, all over the USA, including foam characters

Cut patterns, and put together mascot outer wear, on industrial machines Redmoon Theatre- Chicago, IL

Box Office Manager/Interim Production Manager 09/2007- 10/2008

Maintained daily box office sales, bar sales and sales from souvenir counter

Compiled lists of donors, mailings, interoffice notations, set up scheduling of auditions for multiple shows, worked with volunteer ushers of Chicago “The Saints” in scheduling two and training ushers Sesame Street Live! Elmo makes Music! - International /National Tours 06/2005-10/2005 & Asst. Wardrobe Head 06/2005-01/2006

Care Bears Live! Caring and Sharing Friends! - National Tour 02/2005-06/2005 Asst. Wardrobe Head

Cut and constructed complete entire Muppet/Bear costumes including the character’s shoes

Created wardrobe- related paperwork and maps of each arena from city to city and internationally

Union Load in and load out of both set/crate trucks, managing the “call list” of the entire load out/in of the set and general placement from city to city

Trained Local volunteer “backstage crew” in each city- training them in cues and the set-up of the backstage/dressing room areas

Maintained the set-up of travel crates, costume racks, the truss and lighting systems and sound equipment placement out F.O.H.

“Pre-Set” all costumes cues and wardrobe/make up pieces for each production’s “quick- changes”

Trained each city union wardrobe workers (locals) their cues for each act of the show

Assisted as child wrangler/tutor for two lead child actresses

Laundered all outer furs, feathers, fleece, body pods, dancer undergarments

Repaired the inner mechanics of the Muppet/Bear mechanisms which controls the eyes and mouths

Lead the costumed characters out to “Meet and Greets” with large groups of children before/after shows

Accompanied the characters to live TV and Radio promotions, in each city

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