Written By: Emily Eckhardt (’15) So, when Ms. Figg-Franzoi asked me if I could so kindly write her a blog post about a month ago, I replied yes, not thinking that I would be typing it up a month after I had finished hand writing it. So, here it is. This somewhat short segment of writing … More I have these Costume Rooms
Costume crew is not just a bunch of girls sitting around sewing and gossiping. It’s a group of dedicated people who choose to spend hours on end frantically fixing buttons so an actor can make their cue, running around to facilitate quick changes, and, well… sitting around sewing and gossiping. Hi. I’m Jenna, if we … More Why I do it.
I’ve always found theatres to be magical places. For many years now, an important part of my pre-show ritual has been to arrive at the theatre early enough that I can sit alone for a few minutes in the stillness of the deserted auditorium, soaking up a little bit of that magic; the atmosphere pregnant with … More Who really makes Theatre Magical
Second chance to see the HHS musical Carousel, night at 7:30 in the James Barr Auditorium. Students: $8 Adults: $10 If you bring in an item to donate to the Sojourner Family Peace Center (a home for victims of domestic abuse) you will receive 1 dollar off your ticket. “Carousel” runs through the weekend, so … More Friday Night Happenings… CAROUSEL
I have received a number of emails lately from students in High School school and university who want to study costume design, but can’t find, or afford a program that is costume oriented. They want to know what they should focus on now in order to get into a better program, or their next school, … More How you can turn any school subject into a costume focused study
Chalk Pastel on Fabric Rendering This was actually from my undergrad final art project. I was allowed to pick a project and I chose to design a single show two different ways and in two different styles. So, trying to be super creative and artistic (this was for the art department; not the theatre department) … More Costume Renderings: Mistakes, Mishaps, Failures, and Flubs – Part 3
This is part two of my series on mistakes in costume rendering. I think there will be three to this series … pending my ability to find the examples I’m looking for in my mass of renderings. Collaged Rendering + Colored Pencil Rendering (because I combined them myself) Collage and Colored Pencil Rendering This was … More Costume Renderings: Mistakes, Mishaps, Failures and Flubs – Part 2