I will kick off the fall working with Last act Theatre Company on Doctor Faustus adapted and directed by Kevin Gates. I will be attending the first production meeting today and I am very excited to meet the production team and begin working on this piece. It will be my first time to design a realized production of a classic. I love doing historical image research, so I’m looking forward to designing and putting these costumes together.
My goal for this show is to complete a beautiful set of renderings. Now that I have more time in my schedule I hope to accomplish this. My next update will include the renderings once they’re completed.
For a crazy week and a half I costumed for Sing Muse, an ensemble piece by Rudy Ramirez and a powerful group of Austin actors at The Vortex Theatre. This show has been the most challenging one for me so far. With only a week and a half and no budget I had to costume 10 actors. I quickly compiled research for the show. The show places Greek mythology in a contemporary twist. I’ll include links to the research below.
I used several different closets for this production. The bulk of them came from the actors’ wardrobes, the Vortex costume stock, and my own stock. It was a chaotic week, but by opening night the director was happy with the results.
Below I’ve included the links to research, quick sketches for some of the characters, and production photos.
Research for individual characters:
Melpomene and Thalia (twin sisters)
Urania (the actress also doubled as Hades)
Upon graduation, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to do some costume design work in Austin. It’s been a steady stream of work since the beginning of summer with each show bringing their own sets of challenges.
For my first show out of UT I had the opportunity to work with Bastion Carboni and Bethany Perkins from The Poison Apple Initiative, a small theatre company in Austin. The production was Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley and ran through the month of July. The set of challenges that came with this production was finding a balance between working a full time job and working on bringing the quick sketches of these characters to life. The production team and cast of this show were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete a full set of renderings, but below I have research sketches and completed sketches of the characters. Production photos follow the sketches.