Head of Wardrobe

sesecord@uwaterloo.ca
(519) 888-4567 x. 36122
Location: HH 272

Sharon joined uWaterloo Drama in 2012. She has worked professionally in head and shoulder shot of Sharon Secord with a blue blousetheatre for more than 30 years coordinating over 100 productions as the Director of Costumes for Seamless Costumes, a division of Mirvish Productions, Head of Wardrobe for The Shaw Festival, The Grand Theatre and Theatre Plus.

She enjoyed the opportunity of being the Head of Wardrobe for the Opening, Victory and Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She has also worked for The National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company and Young People’s Theatre. Her film credits include Barrymore, Beautiful Dreamers and the television series The Campbell’s.

Sharon has sat on Academic Advisory Boards for Theatre in education for Red Deer College, Fanshawe College, and the Academy of Design and presently for Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Theatre Production Program.  She is a member of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology and currently sits on the Ontario Board as Chair working with educators and professionals in the industry to develop quality theatre resources for theatrical technicians.

Recent work

Canadian Theatre Review Costumes and Costuming No. 152 Fall 2012

The “Stuff” That Games Are Made Of: Sharon E. Secord’s Work for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, written by Sasha Kovacs.

Courses Taught

Sharon teaches advanced wardrobe skills and professional practices, and mentors students in costume and wardrobe including yearly productions, independent study and thesis projects, individual performance presentations and character development.

 
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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