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 »

Sep 8 2010

Beckett’s Happy Days Opens Tonight!

Today we’re taking a detour from our Mainstage production to bring you these “hot-off-the-presses” photos from PRC² ‘s Happy Days, which opens tonight. Longtime company member Julie Fishell portrays Winnie, one of the great female roles of the American theatre, while fellow company member Ray Dooley plays her husband Willie. Happy Days is Samuel Beckett’s… Read more »

Aug 30 2010

Welcome Back To Page to Stage!

Thanks for tuning back into the PlayMakers blog for another exciting season! This year we’ll be covering all the shows in our Mainstage season, starting with Shakespeare’s As You Like It. We’re excited to kick off our 35th season with one of the Bard’s most compelling and fully-imagined female characters – Rosalind – as she… Read more »