Abby T. - Costume Shop Manager
Abby graduated from Baylor University in 2003 with a BFA in Theatrical Design and a concentration in Scenic Design. She took on many and varied roles during her college career including set design, lighting design, assistant stage management, scenic painting, and lighting technician. After graduation she moved to the Dallas area where she worked with such organizations as Second Thought Theatre in their inaugural 2004-2005 season as set designer for Earth and Sky, and Addison Theatre Center as a Scenic Carpenter, Set Painter, and Lighting Technician. After a brief period of teaching High School Theatre, Abby began her career with PASCo in 2007 as a Costume Coordinator and Stitcher, where she quickly realized that her passion was for costumes and fashion history. After working for 4 years, she took some time off to start a family and returned to Performing Arts Supply in September of 2017. After some time in her old role, she quickly stepped in to meet the need for someone in a managerial capacity. She currently manages new shows coming in, correspondence with teachers and directors, Pick and Pull files, and generally keeps the costume shop organized and humming along. Self-taught in costume history and fashion, she loves to continually expand her knowledge through books, costume history podcasts, and research. Her hobbies outside of Performing Arts Supply include drawing and painting, sewing for her costume couture business EverAfter Fairytale Couture, and spending time with her family. Favorite theatre shows she has worked on include The Crucible and Arcadia, and her favorite performances are Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Hamilton.
Kristin K. - Assistant Costume Shop Manager and Costume Coordinator
Kat J. - Costume Coordinator
Kat has been a Costume Coordinator at Performing Arts Supply since November 2019. She has enjoyed sewing since the age of 5, and learned from her mom and nana. She started sewing doll and barbie clothes with her nana, and her mom taught how to sew people clothes. In her 20s, Kat was known amongst her friends for her beautiful wedding gowns. She was also active in a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) group, Amtgard, where she learned a lot about costume design and even earned a Master Garber and a Knighthood for her abilities. On into adulthood her home became the repair/couturier spot for her people. She has also taught herself crochet and needlework. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Internet Technologies from Western Governors University – Texas in 2015. Kat specializes in historically accurate and historical fantasy creations. She would love to sew outfits for her cats, but she doesn’t have a death wish.
Lisa L. - Costume Coordinator
Lisa has been a Costume Coordinator at Performing Arts Supply since January of 2019. Since elementary school she's been infatuated with fashion design, drawing, and playing dress-up. At Dawson High School in Pearland she dove into choir, ensemble work, dancing, deck crew, and stage managing. This winter she couldn't be more excited to graduate from the University of Houston with a BFA in Theatre Production with an emphasis in Costumes where she has already designed costumes for multiple shows, learned how to sew on a machine, and hand stitch for crafts such as hats and bowties. Her favorite part of Costume Coordinating is finding the perfect combination of garments and accessories that fit the customer's measurements and needs as well as the appropriateness of the event. it is like figuring out a puzzle with dressing up! Outside of work, she enjoys pilates and making candles. Her favorite theatrical productions include Barnum and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Jan F. - Stitcher, Costume Crafts, and Wardrobe Management
Having started with Performing Arts Supply in the Spring of 2019, Jan studied performing arts with a Dance Major and a Drama Minor at Tyler Junior College from 1979-1981. She was an Assistant Dance Instructor at a ballet company in Tyler and also assisted dance classes at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX. After working as a barber in Tyler, she moved to Houston in 1982 where she continued barbering at Wavelengths. She began corporate life in 1986 in the travel industry where she worked for Continental Airlines as a Sales Service Manager for Global Accounts from 1987 until her retirement in 2014. Having been an avid seamstress since age 6, she has designed and created everything from formal dresses to play clothes and continues to be the resident costumer for family and friends from 1982 to date. She has been an active attendee and participant as the Texas Renaissance Festival and Sherwood Forest Faire, the latter for which she has been a marketing volunteer for the past 10 years. She has also worked wardrobe for Rhino Staging in Houston, TX, for artists including Taylor Swift, Cirque du Soleil, and Muse. When not working with costumes, you can find her either as as Rollerskater with the Urban Animals or having fun with the Houston Art Car Parade, where she has been a participant since 1986. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively for both work and pleasure.