NAC English Theatre continues preparations for Metamorphoses. Crew and cast have begun rehearsals at a local pool to determine what will work best on stage in the final production.
In Part 3, Costume and Set Designer Bretta Gerecke speaks about the process of creating the costumes for Metamophoses as well as some of the challenges.
Host Sally RaynMilliner talks with Wayne Wichern about his hat blocking and trim design techniques that he displays in his large variety of original women's hats.
Stage Costumers and Dressers become familiar with the backstage areas and also the acting areas of the stage.The list of costume changes develops from the rehearsal process. Stage Management informs Wardrobe and these notes become the Doff and Don chart (the who, what and where of costume changes). For example, the location of the first costume change may occur SL (stage left) and the second costume change maybe located SR (stage right). This means the Costumer needs to travel backstage and;
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.