A little Monday fun today!

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Emilio Sosa knows his fabrics. He likes diving into research. He’s adept at collaborating with everyone from tailors and sewers to directors like George C. Wolfe and Phylicia Rashad. He’s got an incredible eye for design...and he stays cool under pressure. Join Emilio Sosa, who most recently worked with Center Theatre Group on August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as he talks about what it takes to become a costume designer in theatre, how he got his start, and his first big break.

Production Manager Ruth Sternberg is the primary facilitator in executing a stage production within its given financial parameters. The Production Manager discusses with the director and designers what they want to achieve and provides staffing and resources for each play. After 10 years at Trinity Rep with Oskar Eustis, they both moved to the Public Theater where they work on 6 stages; Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and off-site productions such as 'Passing Strange", "Hair", "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson", and "The Merchant of Venice on Broadway". Sternberg loves that her job always brings a new challenge, such as the one seen here for Kicking a Dead Horse.

Ruth's job is very interesting; and I could tell how much she enjoys it. I adore working with people like her; that positive attitude means everythng sometimes.

Clint Ramos is nominated for a Tony Award for the costumes for 'Eclipsed,' the Broadway play starring Lupita Nyong’o, and designed the play’s sets as well. Clint joined Variety’s Jenelle Riley to talk about the challenges of recreating war-­torn West Africa on the Broadway stage.

So, if the Oscar Awards show happens live ....when does the crew get to rehearse? Tune in to this video ...

I love listening to costume designers describe their process of working ... where they begin, and what influences their choices ...

Take a look at the National Theatre's video on Costume, Wigs and Makeup ...

This is how it all starts ... someone wants to make an independent film, and puts up posters advertising the need for everybody; you might see posters just like this around your local colleges, universities and communities.  I took the plunge, and emailed the contact number to volunteer as a costume designer and costumer; the rest of this blog is about that experience .... 

 

The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.