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.
Puppet Designer Emily DeCola ,of The Puppet Kitchen has been designing and building puppets in New York for 7 years. She explains the wide scope of creating characters, sculpting puppets from a variety of materials, and both the possibilities and limitations in performing using puppets. She shares how her puppeteering career began and has led to partnering with Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright at their own puppetry studio. DeCola shows how the puppets were developed and designed for John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean."
Here's a great tutorial for bobbin lace-making, for those lace folk ...
Emmy-winning hair stylist Monte Haught talks wigs, hair, and the demanding schedule of a period horror series. Check out what the Hair Truck looks like;
Hat maker Victor Osborne gives us a DIY lesson on how to make Hat Molds on the cheap.
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.