Tara Maginnis, Ph.D
Instructor: TaraMaginnis, Ph.D
web site: Tara@costumes.orghttp://costumes.org
from 1990-2007She now is living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is care giving for a family member and is also a part time costume design specialist at Diablo Valley College
However, she is best known for her creation of The Costumer's Manifesto, one of the World Wide Web's largest, and most eclectic, costume sites.
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Tara has written numerous articles for Theatre Design and Technology, the Journal of The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, of which she is a member. Tara also was the computer columnist for The Costume Research Journal,the former quarterly publication of the USITT Costume Commission. Tara has published articles in CostumeTheatre Crafts, and the Ladies' Gallery as well as other magazines. She is also a member of The Costume Society of America, The Costume Society (UK), The International Costumer's Guild, and Costumer's Guild West.
Tara is available for conference presentations and workshops. She has given workshops at USITT, NWDC, Costume Con and other venues on items as varied as
Putting Design into the Hands of the Actor and Multimedia in Theatre Education. She has experience in authoring online classes, and teaching using the web and other computer applications.
There is also now an online interview with Tara in From Brecht to Dada to Dumpster Diver Décor