Amanda Quivey is a costume and scenic designer based in San Diego, California. She is currently working as the costume shop manager at MiraCosta Community College as well as a freelance designer for theaters throughout the county. She is mother to two amazing sons who are beginning to join her in theatrical adventures.
Her passion for theatre was fostered and inspired by her education at the University of Iowa and Abilene Christian University. She is committed to exploring plays that ask difficult questions about life and present a hopeful perspective on the future. She believes in the transformative power of the theatre to truthfully reflect darkness and light.
She started her professional career in Roanoke, Virginia where she was a guest artist and adjunct faculty member at Hollins University. In addition to being the primary costume designer for mainstage productions and managing the costume shop, she had the opportunity to collaborate on several new works developed by Hollins students and alumna. Outside of the university, she frequently designed for Roanoke Children’s Theatre and Mill Mountain Theatre. Amanda kept her construction skills sharp with the locally owned company, Obimama, crafting custom baby carriers. Her San Diego career was jumpstarted by the opportunity to work in the properties department at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.
Her husband is a pilot for American Airlines and part-time design assistant on his day's off. Together they are raising two wonderful boys to be creative, discerning, and curious about their world.