Amber Marisa Cook

Amber Marisa Cook

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Profile and About Amber Marisa Cook

AMBER IS...

a costume and scenic designer, artist, collaborator, educator.

Amber is the Assistant Professor of Costume Design at the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeastern Missouri State University. She is the author of a book on custom digital textile design due out in 2019 through Focal Press. She is also a freelance designer who has worked all over the country and continues to explore new opportunities. She is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, USA Local 829.

NEWS/CURRENT PROJECT

NEWS:
Amber is working on the Costume Design for Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical at the Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University

UP NEXT:
Amber will be designing Mama Mia for McLeod Summer Theatre.

PRESS

THE BEST BROTHERS
"Directed by Lynn Lammers, "The Best Brothers" runs without an intermission and the transitions between scenes are carefully managed by Shannon T. Schweitzer’s lighting design and the simple moving of curtains and furniture on Amber Marisa Cook’s white set. The back wall is adorned with empty white picture frames, allowing the audience to fill in pictures of a life while easily moving between locations with simple changes." -Bridget Redman for Encore Michigan, February 8, 2015


THE KING AND I
"As always, Amber Marisa Cook’s costumes are stunning..." -Ohio Light Opera Opens 35th Season with Regal Production of 'The King and I' by John Finn for Ohio.com, June 20, 2013

"...lovely costuming, fine sets, Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, and especially imaginative lighting, ... The colorful costumes, quick changes, and skillful choreography all made the show flow well. Though very young, she brought the role of a mature widow to life fully with the help of the fine costuming and her gorgeous voice."
-Review: The King and I by Robert Rollin for Cleveland Classical, June 22, 2013

THE GONDOLIERS
"Amber Marisa Cook merits high marks for her festive and colorful costumes."
-Ohio Light Opera Captures Spirit of Gilbert & Sullivan in “The Gondoliers” by John Finn for Ohio.com, July 24, 2013


THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
"Amber Marisa Cook's costuming is brilliant in the way she created the idea of particular toys, from the sailboat to a baseball to the china doll to the piggy bank. "
-Rabbit leaps into Flint Youth Theatre's Charming Tale
by Bridgette M. Redman for EncoreMichigan.com

DEAD MAN'S SHOES
"Amber Marisa Cook's costumes - particularly the versatile clothes worn by Meyer and Hopper to accommodate quick changes - hit the right notes, both in style and palette..."
-Jenn McKee for AnnArbor.com 04/17/2012

"Amber Marisa Cook's costumes -- from Froggy's moth-eaten cavalry uniform (he survived Custer's fated charge at Little Big Horn) to the duster, Stetson and boots that define Bill's badass man in black -- are dusty and tired, just like the characters they cloak."
-John Monaghan for the Detroit Free Press, 03/08/2012

"Costumes by Amber Marisa Cook evoke a period feel without strict authenticity, lavishing attention onto details that reward the up-close advantages of intimate seating, including a particular compelling-reviling accessory."
- Carolyn Hayes for www.roguecritic.com 02/18/2012

http://www.williamstontheatre.com/wp/thoughts-from-behind-the-scenes-costume-designer

COX AND BOX, TRIAL BY JURY, EVENING WIND
"...costume designer Amber Marisa Cook added wonderful designs appropriate for the setting."
-J.D. Goddard for ClevelandClassical.com 08/02/11

--Amber was recently honored to be nominated for the
Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award from USITT for her work on the Triple Bill at the Ohio Light Opera in 2011.

HOME: VOICES OF FAMILIES FROM THE MIDWEST
"Costumes by Amber Marisa Cook play with neutrals and accents, sometimes defining a character but just as often letting the vignettes speak for themselves."
- Carolyn Hayes for The Rogue Critic 05/28/10

KID PURPLE
"The set, costume and property designs were given stylistic cohesion by Amber Marisa Cook."
-"Grape-est of All Time" by Paul Wozniak, City Pulse, July 1, 2009

HEDDA GABLER
"Amber Marisa Cook costumes the women exquisitely in period pieces."
-Staring into the Void by Tom Helma, City Pulse, 2009

CABARET
"Designed by Samantha Bostwick, the lighting throughout the play is fantastic, as are Amber Marisa Cook's costumes."
-"Dread Can Dance" by Mary Cusack, City Pulse, 2008

Amber Marisa Cook

Contact

Amber Marisa Cook
cookamberm@gmail.com

-Cabaret

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-The Velveteen Rabbit

Costumes-Theatre


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-Trial by Jury

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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Trial 2

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Thread of the Warp

Costumes-Theatre


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-The Chocolate Soldier

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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--Nadina, Aurelia, Masha

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--Bumerli and Nadina

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The Secret Garden

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-Wigs

Scenic and Design Tech


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Wigs, Mask, King Louis, Tarts Madame Pompador The Ohio Light Opera 2011 Costume, Set Design by Charlene Alexis Gross All rights reserved. 2011 http://www.greatscoopphoto​.com/

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Wigs, Mask- Madame Pompador- The Ohio Light Opera, 2011 Costume, Set Design by Charlene Alexis Gross All rights reserved. 2011 http://www.greatscoopphoto​.com/

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Wigs, Head Piece: Voltaire and Queen of Poland Madame Pompador The Ohio Light Opera 2011 Costume, Set Design by Charlene Alexis Gross All rights reserved. 2011 http://www.greatscoopphoto​.com/
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-Hedda Gabler 2012

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-Utopia, Limited

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-The King and I

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-Renderings, Personal Art Portfolio

Scenic and Design Tech


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-Things on Heads

Scenic and Design Tech


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-Machine by Racecardriver

Scenic and Design Tech

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-Costume Draping, Construction

Scenic and Design Tech


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Period Pattern Alteration and Construction 1861 Tea Dress from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion

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Period Pattern Alteration and Construction 1861 Tea Dress from Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion

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-Hedda Gabler-2009

Costumes-Theatre


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-Hedda, Act I

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-Hedda, Aunt Julia, Tesman

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-Side View, Aunt Julia
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-Design for Dance

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-"Without Wings" -Choreography by Sherrie Barr, Scenic Design by Kirk Domer, Lighting by Samantha Bostwick -Michigan State University 2008

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-"Without Wings" -Choreography by Sherrie Barr, Scenic Design by Kirk Domer, Lighting by Samantha Bostwick -Michigan State University 2008

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-"Without Wings" -Choreography by Sherrie Barr, Scenic Design by Kirk Domer, Lighting by Samantha Bostwick -Michigan State University 2008
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-The Clever Widow

Costumes-Theatre


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-Scenography: Once on This Island

Scenic and Design Tech


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-"Pray"

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-Erzulie, Papa Ge, Asaka, Agwe, TiMoune

Full Cast

-"We Dance"
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-@Williamston Theatre

Costumes-Theatre


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-Set Design-Trojan Women

Scenic and Design Tech


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-Props

Scenic and Design Tech


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-Grilled Salmon (Styrofoam)

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-Grilled Tuna Steak with Peas and Sauce (Styrofoam)
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-Arts OR Crafts

Costumes-Theatre


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-"Fan or Feign" -Lucas Daniels, Jordan Sivosky

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-Machinal

Costumes-Theatre


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-Woman

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-"Call me baby"

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-A Catered Affair

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-Pasha

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-Janie (Denene Koch) and Ralph (Jeremy Koch)

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-"Partners" -Janie, Ralph
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-A Funny Thing Happened on the Way...

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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Eric Johnson as Pseudolus

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-Evening Wind

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-Cox and Box

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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-As You Like It

Costumes-Theatre


Charles and Oliver DuBois


Rosalind and Celia


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-Antigone

Costumes-Theatre


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-You Can't Take It with You

Costumes-Theatre


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-The Hundred Dresses

Costumes-Theatre


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-Dead Man's Shoes

Costumes-Theatre


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-Way of the World

Costumes-Theatre


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-25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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The Lion in Winter

Costumes-Theatre


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Graphic Design/Publicity

Scenic and Design Tech


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-Set Design: Way of the World

Scenic and Design Tech


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-The Gondoliers

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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Scenic Design- The Best Brothers

Scenic and Design Tech


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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Costumes-Theatre


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The Wizard of Oz

Opera, Musicals, Dance


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