Theatre: Special Projects
Office: MPAC 142
Phone: 218-726- 8098
Research and design costumes for a production. Pull costumes and complete all paperwork according to schedule. Source and purchase costumes as needed within the budget. Complete some finishing construction or craft work on the costumes. Attend all production meetings and dress rehearsals. Train dressers how to perform quick changes.
Student will be given a set of due dates which you must adhere to. Each item is due to Caitlin on a Monday and presented at the production meeting on Tuesday. It is essential that the designer adheres to these dates.
Requirements for final costume design package:
Preliminary research and final research presentations
Swatches for builds
Check in sheets
Quick change lists as needed
The costume designer is responsible for most of the pulling of costumes, accessories, and materials for builds. The costume designer is expected to help with finishing of the costumes (dye, craftwork, embellishments, etc).
At the start of the process a weekly meeting will be scheduled with the faculty costume design mentor.
Dress Rehearsals and Performances:
Costume Designer must attend all dress rehearsals and any Quick Change rehearsals scheduled during tech week.
The costume designers will take notes on the costumes during the run, discuss the notes with the faulty mentor and present any relevant notes during the tech table. The designer is expected to email those notes to the costume shop manager and the design mentor at the end of every dress rehearsal.
The costume designer must address any design notes that come up during performances
Attend strike and help with laundry and organization
The final grade is determined by the faculty mentor. You will meet with the faculty mentor to discuss how the show went and areas for improvement. Notes from the rest of the production team are given at this time.