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Where did you get that hat?

“I am responsible for everything that’s not made by a tailor or a dressmaker…and if I’ve done my job well, the audience isn’t going to know anybody did it.”

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Behind-the-costumes

“I’m not a lover of clothes, necessarily, but I really love telling stories,” says Melanie Burgess, the guest costume designer for “Blues for an Alabama […]

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Now We Must Appear Bloody

Adventures in bloodying our production of “Julius Caesar” continue with our costume department rising to the challenge of bloodying costumes for six performances a week.

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A Head Above the Plebes

Jan Chambers gets big with her design and the artisans in our props shop and scene shop tackle it with aplomb!

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The Fractured World of Native Son

It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.

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The World of Galileo: Playing with Props

With the help for Propsmaster Andrea Bullock, Vivienne Benesch and Jim Findlay have dreamed up a world where where the past is constantly flowing in and out of the present.

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A Closer Look at Costumes

Does our production of “Life of Galileo” have you feeling curious? Take a closer look inside PlayMakers’ costume shop to learn the ins and outs of preparing for a show!

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The Look of You

How does a character’s personality inform Bobbi Owen’s costume designs? And how do those designs move from sketch to reality in the hands of draper Jane Reichard?

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Getting to “Eden” – Dressing the Stage

What’s the first thing you’ll notice when you step into the Paul Green Theatre “Leaving Eden”? Stuff—tons and tons of miscellaneous objects lining the perimeter of the stage.