Amanda Downey Carney

Meeting May 7, 2024

Trinity Rep Costume Designer

Amanda Downing Carney is the Costume Director at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. She has a BFA in Theatre Technology with a concentration in Costume Design from URI and has toured nationally and internationally backstage with Broadway musicals as a Wardrobe Supervisor. She has lived in RI her entire life and has had a career in the arts for over 20 years. Amanda will discuss inside the costumer’s mind.

“A costume designer is required to use MANY varied skills and I’d love to tell you about all the different disciplines and steps involved in a successful design process from Brain to Stage. Including: Script and Character Analysis, Color Theory, Clothing History, Texture and Silhouette, Collaborative Input and Magic Tricks. Listen to me explain how the form and function of costumes onstage also need to help tell a story to the audience.” – Amanda Downing Carney