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Bonnie Resisnski

  • Bonnie Resinski

    Position: Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Adjunct Instructor Theatre

    Department: Fine Arts

    Office: Fine Arts Building 211

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    About Mrs. Bonnie Resinski


    • B.A. English, Secondary Education, Cabrini College ( now University), Radnor, Pennsylvania

    • M.A.  Reading Specialist, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


    As a Designer, with a legacy of having designed more than 250 Saint Francis theatre productions, she designs and mentors students through the process of making costumes for Fine Arts Department productions. She manages the Costume Consultation Service which makes the costume rental available to high school/community productions.

    As a Performer, her one-woman fashion shows, “Silhouettes: Women’s clothing from 1890-1980” and “From the Fig Leaf On” are lecture demonstrations of fashion history and are the results of research for costume design productions. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society. As an Educator, she designs and implements summer academic achievement courses for college bound high school students for the Upward Bond Program at SFU. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators.

    • Saint Francis University 1967 to Present
    • Additional Experience
    • Professional Presentations
    Saint Francis University 1967 to Present

    Fine Arts Department Adjunct Assignments (2015 to present)

    • Workshop Class
    • Acting Class
    • Culture and Values 
    • Performance and Production Service Hours
    • Directing Mainstage Productions: 
      • If We Shadows” – shadow play of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

      • “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    • Maintain costume wardrobe
    • Provide costume consultation/rental services for area arts organizations through Fine Arts Costume Consultation Service
    • Mentoring Alpha Psi Omega, National Honor Drama Society members of the Tau Delta Cast at SFU 

    SAGE/OASIS Coach/Center for Academic Success (2015 to present)

    • Providing academic support for SFU students in a predictable time and place

    STAR Productions  (1967 to 2015)

    • Resident Costume Designer / Theatre Workshop Manager
    • Design and construct Costumes for 225 main stage and studio productions

    • Supervise and instruct Saint Francis students in the service hours component of Fine Arts and Theatre Classes

    Upward Bound Program (1995 to Present)

    • Designed and implemented summer academic enrichment courses for college bound high school students.
    • Representative courses:  The Shakespeare (Plays) Nobody Teaches in High School; Living Wax Museum (Integrated research, writing and performance techniques); SAT Prep Verbal; and STAR WARS:  An American Epic


    Additional Experience

    Cresson Lake Playhouse (1973-1986)

    • Costume Designer for 39 Productions

    • 2017 Designer for “Beauty and the Beast”


    Northern Cambria School District  -- Northern Cambria, PA  (1988 to 2011)

    • English10 and 11  from 1994 to  2011
    • 1988-2011 Director of Middle and High School Theatre Productions
    • Reading/Middle School from 1988 to 1994
    • Courses designed and implemented
    • Drama

    Professional Presentations

    “Silhouettes”and “From the Fig Leaf On” –Lecture/Demonstrations on Fashion History –1980 – Present

    “READing ALOUD: Re-Discovered, Re-Evaluated and Re-Implemented ”First Annual Reading Conference –Saint Francis University Education Department - April 2004

    “Care of the Teaching Voice” – IU08 Consolidated In-Service Day – October 2002

    “Dress for Success” Career Counseling Program –– 1988 – Present