Tag Archive: 19th century

Jun 22

Spring Awakening


I’ve had a little time over the summer to play with gouache, and I’m really enjoying the results! I love the opacity and the way the colors layer on top of each other. Fun to play with paint! Wendla (left) and Ilse (right), from William Peace University’s production of ‘Spring Awakening’, February 2014. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Jan 13

‘Spring Awakening’ – preliminary costume design sketches


One of the striking things about the musical ‘Spring Awakening’ is the juxtaposition between the 19th c. visual aesthetic and the 21st c. rock music – it’s that contrast that transforms the musical from merely “pretty” to powerful. When designing turn-of-the-centruy shows, we are lucky to have a wealth of information – photographs, catalogs, fashion plates, …

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Dec 31

1872 Draped Overskirt


One of the challenges in the costume design for ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ was the ensemble – we had eight women in the ensemble, and I wanted to keep the overall aesthetic cohesive while still giving each woman a different look.  This was accomplished through a lot of mixing and matching of pieces – …

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Dec 31

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ – November 2013 – Final Production Photos

‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ – William Peace University – November, 2013 Directed by: Jason Dula Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen Faithful to its historical period in Laura Parker’s sumptuous costumes…” – Byron Woods, Independent Weekly Honored among the best of the Triangle …

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