Nov 15 2010

Batik Part 1

I’m designing costumes for PlayMakers Repertory Company‘s upcoming production of Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. This play affords a huge range of design challenges, not just within specific departments but collaboratively among all the elements of production. One project we’ve already begun work on is the generation of some batik fabric yardage for the characters… Read more »

Nov 1 2010

Fences Production Photos

All photos by Jon Gardiner. Charlie Robinson as Troy and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Rose Charlie Robinson as Troy and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Rose Thomasi McDonald as Jim Bono and Charlie Robinson as Troy Erik LaRay Harvey as Lyons and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Rose Charlie Robinson as Troy Ray Anthony Thomas as Gabriel Ray Anthony Thomas as Gabriel and… Read more »

Oct 26 2010

A Brand New Hat!

At work, we’re in tech for August Wilson’s Fences and our costume designer, Helen Q. Huang, wanted a porkpie hat for the character of Lyons. Trouble is, we don’t have a porkpie crown block in the correct size! However, that was not insurmountable. Here’s how my crafts assistant, first-year grad student Adrienne Corral, built up… Read more »

Sep 29 2010

The Making of As You Like It…

Today’s video is a peek behind-the-scenes,  edited and produced by Braxton Hood. It includes interviews with Director Joseph Haj, Composer Mike Yionoulis, Scenic Designer Peter Ksander and Costume Designer Anne Kennedy.

Sep 27 2010

Another hat-making pictorial for As You Like It

Costume designer Anne Kennedy had seen several hats she loved for the character of Corrin–some in her research images, and some on actual people she saw in the street. Ultimately, what she wanted for this man (whose clothes are distressed, and he lives in the woods) was a battered tall-crowned homburg with essentially a cattleman’s-crease… Read more »

Sep 22 2010

Dress Rehearsal!

The cast of As You Like It performed their final dress rehearsal last night! Previews begin tonight, the first time the cast performs in front of an audience. The production is beautiful and a lot of fun. Here’s a peek… David Adamson as Adam, Derrick Ledbetter as Orlando, KG Garcia as Oliver Brett Bolton, Jeffrey… Read more »

Sep 17 2010

Scenes from a Rehearsal Hall

Today is the big day! As You Like It begins tech and moves into the Paul Green Theatre for the first time in the rehearsal process. To mark this special day, here are a few images from the rehearsal hall. Scott Ripley’s Jaques observes the antics of Jimmy Kieffer’s Touchstone & Katja Hill’s Audrey. Director… Read more »

Sep 13 2010

A Brand New Hat

At PlayMakers, we are well into production on our first mainstage show of the season, Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Our costume designer, Anne Kennedy, found a hat that she loved for the character of Rosalind, but it was a completely unacceptable color. It fell to me to make a reproduction. Here’s how i did… Read more »

Sep 9 2010

Costumes – All in the Research

Any costume designer will tell you great design starts with great research. Today we’ll take a peek at As You Like costume designer Anne Kennedy’s research as she began work on Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy. These only serve as inspiration, not the final designs, however. Check back here in the coming days to see Anne’s… Read more »