Sydney Maresca recently designed the costumes for Blood Play (The Debate Society), Finks (Ensemble Studio Theater), Alice in Wonderland (New York City Opera), The Civil War (TheatreWorks USA),La Brea (Clubbed Thumb), The Lapsburgh Layover (Ars Nova), Hand to God (Ensemble StudioTheater), and The Zero Hour (13P). She is a resident designer with Obie Award winning company The Debate Society and her other work with them includes Buddy Cop 2, You're Welcome, Cape Disappointment, The Eaten Heart, A Thought about Raya, and The Snow Hen. Film work includes: Sin Matador, Breakup at a Wedding, and Movie 43's "Superhero Speed Dating". Nominated for a Henry Hewes Design award for her work on Buddy Cop 2, Sydney is a winner of the Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase and the J.S. Seidman Award for Excellence in Design. She teaches Costume Design at Marymount Manhattan College, has an MFA from NYU, a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, is on the board of directors for Triskelion Arts, and was part of ukulele band The Hazzards whose song "Gay Boyfriend" is one of the first viral videos and charted at #67 on the UK Singles Chart.
Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur)
The Recommendation (The Flea Theater)
Hand to God (MCC)
The Marriage of Figaro (Juilliard)
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (New York City Opera Education)
And Baby Makes Seven (New Ohio)
"Costume designer Sydney Maresca extract[s] maximal laughter from every sequin."
New York Times (The Lapsburgh Layover)
"Sydney Maresca's costumes beautifully evoke a period young theatergoers may not know existed."
New York Post (Finks)
"Sydney Maresca's costumes have a let's-play-dress-up charm throughout."
New York Times (The Yellow Brick Road)
"Sydney Maresca's costumes--especially the flared skirts and dressily casual men's clothes--are accurate right down to the last tie clip. For reasons of the plot, one couple, on their way to a costume square dance, is clad in cow outfits--the husband's suit has a set of pink udders on his chest--and even these ridiculous getups are done with real attention to detail."
Lighting and Sound America (Blood Play)
"The minimal set is complemented by Sydney Maresca's fabulous costumes - notably the wicked bruja's Dia De Los Muertos-inspired gown."
Time Out New York (The Yellow Brick Road)
"Sydney Maresca's beautiful period costumes are the icing on the cake."
"Sydney Maresca's many period costumes — both the crisp and the lush — were eye candy and just right."
"Costume designer Sydney Maresca . . . deserves commendation. With only two performers, Maresca's costumes are crucial in making the characters immediately distinguishable from each other. Thureen's magic bikini briefs, in particular, are hysterical and perfect."
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