First Hand & Crafts Artisan Alyssa Karnes (she/her) is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, but is happy to have found a creative home here in Providence. She spent the last two years as a Costume Technician here at Trinity Rep, working both backstage and creating costumes in the Costume Shop. Prior to that she spent time working with the Nashville Repertory Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and Ocean State Theatre Company. Alyssa is excited to step into this new position and focus on both costume creation and costume crafts.
In the summer, Alyssa also teaches sewing and textile art to students aged 6-15 at the Summer Arts at Fayerweather Street School Summer camp program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She loves hanging out with the kids and nurturing a love of art, community, and creativity through imagination, new skills and exploration.
Alyssa’s work can be viewed at https://akarnes.wixsite.com/portfolio.