Saeni Greene

    • Costume Maker
    • Costume Cutter

    West Midlands

Files

  • word document (doc)

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2018Costume maker
Other
British Motor Museum explainersBritish Motor Museum
British Motor Museum Gaydon
2013 - 2017Costume maker
Other
Character costumes for various productionsRainbow Productions
2016 - 2017Costume assistant
Cruise
Belinda KingBelinda King
2017Costume supervisor
Theatre
Royal Academy Of Music
2016 - 2017Costume Cutter
Theatre
Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Sinbad and Little red riding hoodBelgrade production services
2016 - 2017Costume Cutter
Theatre
Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Sinbad and Little red riding hoodBelgrade theatre productions
2013 - 2015Costume supervisor
Theatre
Betrayal, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Absent friends and Waiting for GodotLondon Classic Theatre
2015Head of Wardrobe
Theatre
The chuckles of Oz and CinderellaQdos Entertainment
2012 - 2013Head of Wardrobe
Theatre
Great ExpectationsSatis house productions
2011 - 2012Wardrobe assistant
Theatre
Snow white and the seven dwarfsQdos Entertainment
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
2011Costume designer/maker
Theatre
The TempestTheatre By Numbers
2011Costume maker/buyer
Other
WW2 costumesPrivate commission
2011Art department assistant
Film
F-HoleAmateur film production
2010Assistant community artist
Event
SOUK KitchenCommunity Arts Northwest
Zion centre
2010Wardrobe assitant (cover)
Tour
EvitaBill Kenwright Ltd
2010Assitant artist
Event
Mega MelaWendy Meadley
2010Assistant artist
Event
Manchester Day ParadeWalk the Plank
2010Apprentice artist
Event
Lord Mayors ParadeLiverpool Lantern company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2009BA Hon Theatre artsNorthbrook

    Additional Skills

    Organisation: Costume supervisor, designer and head of wardrobe on a variety of shows including tours.

    Sewing: Costume making in a number of shows, professional dance costumes, bridal wear and Character costumes.

    Pattern cutting: Flat pattern skills as well as draping and cutting on the stand.

    Millenary: Basic millenary skills including fascinators, straw, felt and buckram hats and block making.

    Wig maintenance: Maintenance of a variety of wigs and hairpieces on several shows and tours.

    Designing: Costume designer for several professional and college productions, casts of 10-30, men's and women's, including period and prop-costumes.

    Referees

    Emma Rawlinson

    Family and Lifelong Learning Officer

    British Motor Museum

    **contact removed** **contact removed** Margaret Lock

    Head of Wardrobe

    Belgrade theatre **contact removed**

    About me

    I have a degree in theatre arts, specialising in costume, this gave me a base of skills and knowledge to build upon which I have been doing ever since with varied costume work.

    I have varied experience of working in a team as part of the company of a theatre production, and as a team aboard cruise ships altering costumes for new casts. I have also worked independently as a costume maker both at home and in workshop environments. I believe this varied experience of both different job roles and locations shows that I am flexible and adaptable.

    As Head of Wardrobe, I managed the wardrobe team, scheduling staff and organising their work, depending upon their experience. In this role, I developed good problem solving skills, whether they be costume or personnel related. This often meant the management and adaptation to changing priorities. I have been informed on a number of occasions that my calm, positive, hard-working approach makes me a good team player.

    Through my costuming experience, I have learned to balance being confident, approachable, friendly, and a willing to help and support to ensure an effective working environment. My communication skills have also developed in dealing with many directors, performers, wardrobe staff and other heads of departments. Having consistently worked in theatre, I have a good understanding of the other technical departments and how to work with them to ensure a smooth production and a harmonious company.

    I have made and worked with a variety of costumes and fabrics, giving me a good base knowledge on how to maintain and launder costumes. Having often worked with unusual costumes and materials, I have developed a good understanding on how to maintain/launder such costumes. I have excellent sewing skills and a good knowledge of sewing machine and overlocker maintenance.

    I have spent extended periods of time with single companies, for example my years spent at Rainbow making extremely high quality character costumes. On top of this I regularly return to work for companies' multiple times. I believe this demonstrates my ability, knowledge and attitude to all of the work I undertake.

    Having worked in wardrobe, as a costume maker for theatre productions, and to the strict deadlines at Rainbow to meet shipping dates I have learned to work calmly and safely in order to meet those deadlines. My cruise ship experience is also testament to this. Sewing in the hull of a ship, during a storm can be hard work. Having been successful in all of these roles demonstrates my ability under pressure.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Musicals
    • Opera
    • Pantomime
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Film / TV
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard