BA: Secondary Comprehensive English, Cabrini College ( now University), Radnor PA Class of 1966
MA: Reading Specialist, Indiana University of PA, 1994
Bonnie M. Resinski, sometimes listed as Bonnie Marie Lucas, was born in Amarillo, Texas .
She arrived in Loretto on August 26, 1967 along with her husband, Ken Resinski, who was hired to start academic theatre classes and productions for the newly implemented Fine Arts Department.
She describes those early days: "When we started at SFC there were no places other than NYC or Philadelphia for costume rental. However, since girls at SFC were not allowed to wear pants to class, girls knew how to sew. There was one sewer (with sewing machine) in every third room in the girls’ dorms. Roaring River Mills in Altoona was a ready, inexpensive source of all kinds of fabric.
I started designing and shepherding the girls to make all the costumes we needed. The students sewed in the dorm, and at our house where they also interacted with our three small children. Because our relatives were in other states, the kids considered the students their 'aunts and uncles' When clothing rules were changed, and the students no longer had sewing skills beyond 7th Grade Home Ec classes, we set up the costume workroom in JFK dressing rooms. There I was able to coach students (male and female) in skills to create whatever Ken asked as director, and I designed. Over the 46 years of Ken’s tenure at SFC/SFU the students and I made costumes for 235 productions."
Fine Arts Department Adjunct Assignments (2015 to present)
If We Shadows” – shadow play of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
SAGE/OASIS Coach/Center for Academic Success (2015 to present)
STAR Productions (1967 to 2015)
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)
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
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)
“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
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