Anthony James Sirk

Anthony James Sirk

Costume Shop Manager // Rueff School // Theatre

Office and Contact

Room: PAO 2139


Phone: (765) 494-7687


Anthony has been a theatre artist and costume technologist for over two decades, designing and creating costumes internationally and around the United States. His work has been seen in multiple exhibitions in South Korea, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, multiple studio and independent films as well as regional and summer stock theater companies. In addition to his professional work, Mr. Sirk is committed to creating an inclusive learning process that compassionately fosters new talent in the work he does at the academic level. 

Selected costume design credits include: Pittsburgh’s regional premier of Bright Star (dir. Nick Mitchell) Front Porch Theatrics, Les Miserables (dir, Terrence Mann) Western Carolina University, the world premiere of two operas written by Fred Rogers: Windstorm in Bubbleland and Spoon Mountain (dir. Tomé Cousin) Pittsburgh Festival Opera, the world premiere of The Double Threat Trio (dir. Scott Weinstein) Pittsburgh CLO, Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Jessica Jackson) Creede Repertory Theatre, Madagascar (Pro. Graham Northrup) Theatre Aspen, La Calisto (dir. Dorothy Danner) Carnegie Mellon University and Hedwig and the Angry Inch* (dir. Stephen Santa) Pittsburgh Musical Theatre.

Recent film and television work include: Head Tailor on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Second Location Head Costumer with Acrimony, and Wardrobe for Last Flag Flying, Mind Hunter and One Dollar.

Mr. Sirk has spent the last decade advocating the importance of diversity, inclusion and consent in a modern-day costume shop.  Developing costume shop centric Title IX and FERPA guidelines has been an ongoing process of collaboration for Anthony. These guidelines have been incorporated into many costume shop’s best practices at the university level. Consulting professional theatre companies on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in costume shops has also became a passion of Anthony’s throughout his career.

*Awarded People Choice Award, PGH City Paper


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