JENNY MANNIS has been creating beautiful, smart and seductive costumes for over a decade.
Chicago: Goodman Theatre, The Matchmaker, The Little Foxes, World of Extreme Happiness, Venus in Furs, Teddy Ferrara, and Animal Crackers. Steppenwolf, Domesticated. Writers' Theatre, Marjorie Prime, Isaac's Eye and Days Like Today. Timeline, Blood and Gifts. New York: MTC, Primary Stages, Second Stage, MCC, The Public, Play Company, Atlantic, Playwrights Horizons, Juilliard, Rattlestick. Regional: Cleveland Playhouse, Guthrie, Old Globe, Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Theaterworks, Barrington Stage, Two Rivers, Studio Theatre, Bay Street and Yale Repertory. Film: Beloved (Elevation Filmworks) and All Saints Day (Washington Square Films). Education: Yale School of Drama, MFA, 2002 (Lerman Fellowship in Design). Yale College, BA, 1996. Awards: nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel.
“It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible....”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
I like to think of myself as bearing witness to the mystery and beauty of the world. From gathering historical research to furtively staring at my fellow humans on the subway, I am constantly engaged in a personal anthropological quest. If the deepest truths are worn on the surface, then the visible deserves our respect. These values are important to me: follow the text, be truthful about history, be honest about political context, have compassion for the characters, communicate openly, collaborate, take risks, share.