Antoinette Pugliese

Antoinette Pugliese

Assistant Director, Casting Assistant and Production Assistant

Dallas, Texas

Member Since:
July 2018
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About Antoinette

Texas native, I've been working in theater for 6 years, holding administrative and creative roles such as Admin Assistant, Casting Assistant, and Assistant Director.

You could say I started in entertainment when I was two, holding my family and friends hostage and forcing them to act in Star Wars and Disney Princess plays made and directed by yours truly. But my first working credit was in college where I started in theatrical costuming and set building after taking a theatre class on a whim. From there it's been a classic whirlwind love affair where I've held positions both on a off the stage some of which include being a princess & superhero performer (Cinderella, Elsa, Black Widow), an assistant director/acting coach for an amateur improv group, and an accidental admin assistant - I only meant to volunteer for box office and ended up with a job.

I love theater and am still active, although now I'm interested in transitioning into film directing and producing. So far I have little credit to my name in the film world, but that's ok because we all start somewhere.



  • Admin Assistant

    Admin Assistant (2018)
    Theater by MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Theatre Acting Production Manager Worked closely with Business Manager, Producers and Directors to recruit design teams/production crews for all positions including Costume Design, Set Design, Musical Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager and Lights & Sound Assisted the Business Manager and performed clerical duties around the office such as email blasts for auditions & volunteer information, resume filing, errand runs, and putting away costumes & props Handled, counted and deposited money for concessions & box office. Collected volunteer information for concessions and box office Assisted in compiling information for the playbills Productions: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, The Full Monty, George Washington Slept Here and Kiss Me Kate 1999 revival version, Disaster! The Musical, Night of the Iguana, Ravenscroft and Boeing Boeing.

  • Actress/Director

    Actress/Director (2014 - 2018)
    Theater by Princesses With A Purpose Of Texas Performed as various characters from children's fairytales such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella in live shows with 5-300 attendants either alone or with other actors for hospitalized, sick and special needs children Casted, trained and directed character performers of varying experience levels in live performances for hospitalized, sick and special needs children Applied and maintained up keep for makeup, wigs and costumes designed for active use for self and others

  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Assistant Stage Manager (2018)
    Theater by MainStage Irving-Las Colinas Theatre Production: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie; Directed by Bruce Coleman

  • Actress/Director

    Actress/Director (2016 - 2017)
    Theater by Heroic Inner Kids Performed as various characters such as Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella at events for children ranging from 5-300 attendees. Interacted with hospitalized, sick and special needs children, as well as performed in community building events for children of all ages & health Performed alone and with other actors

  • Casting Director

    Casting Director (2015 - 2017)
    Theater by Princesses With A Purpose Of Texas Casting Director Auditioned and cast actors as popular children's fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Amazon Princess and Spiderman. Actors would perform in live venues such as birthday parties, Make-A-Wish, hospital visits and company parties. Auditions would be done in person, videoed and over Skype. Sometimes I worked with other casting directors on a panel.

  • Casting Director Assistant

    Casting Director Assistant (2014)
    Theater by Theatre Coppell Assisted Casting Director and Director in auditioning and selecting actors.

  • Casting Assistant

    Casting Assistant (2014)
    Film by Film Patterson/Andrew Patterson Production: Prepper, written and directed by Andrew Patterson Provided creative input for hiring actors Ensured that auditions were handled efficiently and answered staff and actor inquiries

  • Props Master

    Props Master (2013 - 2014)
    Theater by Margaret Jonsson Theatre Researched, procured and tracked over 300 props for the productions of “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, directed by Stefan Novinski and “All’s Well That Ends Well” by William Shakespeare, directed by Kyle Lemieux Built relationships and worked closely with production teams to coordinate production visions and designs

  • Assistant to the Director

    Assistant to the Director (2014)
    Video by Theatre Coppell Production: Catch Me If You Can, directed by Pete Wilson Casted performers in conjunction with director and casting director Acted as liaison between director and actors Created daily rehearsal reports for actors and director

  • Set Designer

    Set Designer (2012)
    Theater by Margaret Jonsson Theatre (Drama) Production: The Way of All Fish Created and implemented design plans and coordinated with fellow designers and director to create a cohesive aesthetic Kept set related production costs under budget

  • Costume Designer

    Costume Designer (2012)
    Theater by Margaret Jonsson Theatre Production: Conquest of the South Pole Created and implemented design plans and coordinated with fellow designers and director to create a cohesive aesthetic Cut costume related production costs by 30% of expected budget while still maintaining a high quality of work


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