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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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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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Back to Shakespearean Basics

In a time of political unrest, director Andrew Borba shares his insight on the timelessness of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.”

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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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Bathe Your Hands in Caesar’s Blood

Shakespeare’s “Julius Ceasar” is a bloody tale of political and social scheming, but how do you make that blood happen on stage? Our props department is glad you asked.

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Every Prop in “Everybody”

The props in “Everybody” took creativity and “epicness” to the next level. Andrea Bullock, PlayMakers Props Master, explains how she helped bring this confrontation with death to life.

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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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Ten Years Later

Earlier this month, Annette Storckman of Breaking Character Magazine interviewed playwright and actress Jessica Dickey about the heartening and inspiring “The Amish Project.”