Brian Horton

(513) 673-4491    |    bhorton4@gmail.com

 

Experience

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

2017 - 2018

Designer, Draper/Team Leader, Technician

Totem Pole Playhouse | Fayetteville, PA | Costume Designer

2017

Million Dollar Quartet

 

Ensemble Theater | Cincinnati, OH | Costume Designer

2016

The Legend of Georgia McBride

 

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music | Cincinnati, OH | Costume Shop Coordinator

2006 - 2007, 2013 - 2015

 

Ocean State Theatre | Warwick, RI | Costume Designer & Shop Manager

2013 - 2015

Guys & Dolls, 42nd Street, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, All Night Strut, and more!

 

Northern Kentucky University | Highland Heights, KY | Costume Designer & Advisor

2012 - 2013

Royal Gambit, Grease, Legally Blonde

 

Max Elements | Indianapolis, IN | Costume Shop Manager & Theatrical Design

2009 - 2011

Chicago, Rapunzel, Frog Prince, How I Became a Pirate

 

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre | Indianapolis, IN | Costume Designer & Shop Manager

1982 - 1990, 2007 - 2009

White Christmas, Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady, Annie, Singin' in the Rain, Showboat, La Cage Aux Folles, Grease, Damn Yankees, Little Shop of Horrors, Oklahoma, Funny Girl, and more!

 

Best of Both Worlds | Cincinnati, OH | Costume Shop Manager & Designer

1995 - 2005

Evita, My Fair Lady, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

 

Education 

 

Xavier University - Theatre Major

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - Apprenticeship Program

 

 

Memberships and Awards 

 

Actor's Equity Association (acting resume available upon request)

Corbin Patrick Award: Best Costumes, Meet Me in St. Louis - 1993

Motiff Award: Best Costumes, Guys & Dolls - 2013

 

 

References 

 

D. Lynn Meyers | Producing Artistic Director | Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

(513) 421-3555    |    lmeyers@ensemblecincinnati.org

 

Regina Truhart | Associate Professor - Costume Technology | Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

(513) 556-9408   |   regina.truhart@uc.edu

 

Ryan P. McGinty | Production Manager | Ocean State Theatre Company, Warwick, RI 

(401) 793-1860    |    ryanbythesea@gmail.com

Letter of Recommendation 

February 6, 2017

Dear Brian Horton:

Recently you asked if I might write a letter of recommendation that would speak to your skills and talents in the area of costume technology, design and shop organization. What I have found myself thinking about as I begin to outline a traditional recommendation letter is that I am finding that a thank you letter is much more appropriate for the work that you have done for us here at CCM as well as those opportunities you and I have had the pleasure of working together outside of CCM.

You and I have known each other for several years and have worked together in variety of costume shop settings around Cincinnati for which I would like to thank you for your generosity, professional skill sets and most of all your flexible work ethic. The projects that stand out to me are the multiple times that you have stepped in to “rescue” the CCM costume department when staff members suddenly became ill, and or, a season required more hands on deck to build a large production of costumes.

This story begins in 2006-07 when you accepted the first of two “emergency” Overhire stitching positions here at CCM due to the unforeseen illness of one of our staff members. I was immediately impressed with your flexibility as a new costume team member throughout a busy semester. Then the second tour of duty called you to rescue CCM again in 2015-16 when the costume department reached out to ask if you could drop everything and take on a long term temporary staff member position. I can’t thank you enough for making yourself available on such extreme short notice at a time when CCM was about to take on a huge season which included building a brand new Swan Lake ballet. Sufficed to say I –all of us at CCM-cant thank you enough for your very strong skill set, expertise in a variety of costuming techniques AND your creative and flexible problem solving skills throughout the 2015-16 academic season. Your contribution was immeasurable.

Thank you for your generosity and contributions over the years and I look forward to the next adventure we will inevitably take on together.

Sincerely,

Regina Truhart
Associate Professor, Costume Technology University of Cincinnati-CCM Regina.truhart@uc.edu