Tag Archive: theatre

Dec 05

Macbeth – June/July 2015

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (played by Wade Newhouse and Benji Taylor Jones)

Over the summer I had a new-to-me experience – designing for outdoor theatre.  I designed costumes for Bare Theatre‘s summer production of Macbeth – and the Great Summer of Tunics began.  We wanted a very classically medieval look for the show – and Bare didn’t have a large stock of medieval costumes to pull from, so I ended up …

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Dec 27

Much Ado About Nothing – Final Production Photos

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ – William Peace University – April, 2013 Directed by: Wade Newhouse and Eliza Laskowski Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen Photos by Ian Dunne TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 27

Spring Awakening – Final Production Photos

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‘Spring Awakening’ – William Peace University – February, 2014 Directed by: Jason Dula Costume Design: Laura J. Parker Set Design: Sonya Drum Lighting Design: Jennifer Becker Technical Direction: David Jensen TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 15

Vintage Vogue 2569 – in action!

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In my previous post I shared my finished 1943 wool dress, made using the Vintage Vogue 2569 pattern.  This dress was made for a local community theatre production of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ – here are some in-action shots of the dress on stage!  Such a fun production – can’t wait to do it all again …

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Dec 09

Vintage Vogue 2569 – A 1943 Wool Dress – Complete!

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In my previous post, here, I talked about the 1940’s wool dress I was making – it’s finally complete! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Dec 04

Vintage Vogue 2569 – A 1943 Wool Dress

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Although I’ve worked in theatre for years, I’ve recently started acting – and when you do community theatre, you are often asked to scrounge up your own costumes for shows.  Especially when the director knows that you are a costume designer professionally.  So when my husband and I were cast in a local production of …

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Jun 22

Spring Awakening

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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

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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

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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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