all art is at once surface and symbol. those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. those who read the symbol do so at their peril. it is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital. when critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. we can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. the only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. all art is quite useless. oscar wilde
I love theatre, "the Stage", film, the circus, history, anything that has to do with costumes. Building, sewing, research, being on set, doing laundry, I love it all. Costumes tell the story of a character before you hear a word out of their mouth or even before they move. I love helping to create that character.
You are not connected to heaTher maRiewant to grow your network?
I've also had the wonderful opportunity to work with Jeremy Aluma again, this time at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica. I was the costume designer for their production of "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You" & "the Actor's Nightmare".Thu, May 6, 2010 - 2:59 PM permalink - 0 comments
These productions are quite challenging since they take place in various different time periods and places. It was a lot of fun coming up with costumes for all the characters and all the actors were such a joy to work with.
It runs through ... read more
After "Fences" I hopped over to the Argyros (second stage) to work on "In A Garden" followed by "Dr. Cerberus". Both very challenging shows in respects to the costumes and technical process. We had 15 suits quick-rigged for "In A Garden" where primarily two men were onstage discussing a building contract over the course of ten years.Thu, May 6, 2010 - 2:56 PM permalink - 0 comments
"Dr. Cerberus" was also a challenging show for costumes. One actor played seven different characters, most had facial hair and the Dr. Cerberus character had h... read more
"Saturn Returns" was a wonderful production about an old man remembering his life, the cast was a delight to work with. We had quite a few challenging quick changes with Kristen Bush and they went extremely well. She played three characters all of which required full costume and wig changes.Sun, January 31, 2010 - 9:51 AM permalink - 0 comments
After "Saturn Returns" closed, we went into our traditional holiday play, "A Christmas Carol". This year was the 30th production and we were all very excited with how smoothly everything went. The child... read more
Tomorrow is the closing day for "Putting it Together" as SCR. We had a wonderful cast and a great run! Good start to the season. I'm looking forward to starting on a new project called "Saturn Returns". I start prep on Tuesday and tech is the following week. Keep an eye out for it!Sat, October 10, 2009 - 11:11 PM permalink - 0 comments
Always check the website for tickets and pictures! SCR.ORG
I also forgot to mention earlier this year, I had the privilege to work with Brandon Nicholas and James Mann again on an independent film called "Desert Son". About a young man who is abandoned in the desert by his step father; he finds two other misfits to live with. It is about their misadventures and complex relationships that they forge being isolated from civilization. I designed the costumes, sadly I was working at SCR so I was unable to go on location with them but the trailer is amazi... read moreFri, September 11, 2009 - 8:31 PM permalink - 0 comments