Another creative area of theater involves the designing and building of the costumes needed to clothe the performers. Research into the time periods of our shows can be an enlightening introduction to the fashions of bygone eras.
A knowledge of fabrics is always useful, but the skill to put thread to needle and fabricate (either by hand or machine) a piece of clothing is an art, indeed. Our COSTUME SHOP team players must also be able to peruse the myriad thrift shops around town, procuring costume pieces and accessories that might be available. Sometimes costumes must be altered to fit a certain actor, and the skill to let-in or take-out a garment is valuable. Lastly, deft ironing abilities, and the repair, care and cleaning of costumes, is much sought after.