Marilyn Salvatore is a freelance theatrical costume designer as well as a custom clothing and jewelry designer.
From 1984-2004 she was one of the designers for Trinity Repertory Company, working on over 180 productions with artistic directors Adrian Hall, Anne Bogart, Richard Jenkins and Oskar Eustis. During that same period, Marilyn was also the costume designer/coordinator for the Trinity Rep Conservatory, now the Trinity/Brown Consortium, where she designed over 80 productions. In 2007, Marilyn designed MEMORY HOUSE, directed by Curt Columbus, Trinity Rep’s current Artistic Director. Her dance, opera and drama designs have been seen throughout Rhode Island, as well as in New York City, Alaska, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Marilyn most recently designed FOOLS for Ocean State Theater Company, SHREK for Portsmouth Abbey School and RIGOLETTO for Salt Marsh Opera, and is currently designing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for URI. She has designed for many of Rhode Island’s universities and high schools and for independent films, as well as for Nova, The History Channel and the Discovery Channel, and has also worked in set dressing for two Disney films shot in Rhode Island –UNDERDOG and DAN IN REAL LIFE. Her custom clothing client list includes Anthony Edwards of The Edwards Twins, and actress Renée Taylor, as well as personal and professional work with Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis. She is an adjunct professor of theater at URI and Salve Regina University, and is a Resident Artist for The Gamm Theater.
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