Melanie Burgess

Blues for an Alabama Sky: Costume Designer

PlayMakers: Debut.

Melanie Burgess is a Seattle based Costume Designer. She has designed costumes for over 170 productions for: Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT, Intiman Theatre, The Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Theatre Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop,Taproot Theatre, Tacoma Actor’s Guild and The Empty Space Theatre.

Regional: The Guthrie, Cincinnati Playhouse, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre, Tantrum theatre-Ohio, Idaho Theatre for Youth, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and Hawaii Opera.

Education/Other: Melanie received her MFA from the University of Washington. She is the recipient of the 1st Gregory Award for Outstanding Costume Design 2010 and again in 2019 and has received 7 Seattle Footlight Awards. She is a professor of Costume Design at Cornish college of the Arts.