Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Still Life With Iris is coming to life!

I feel like my life has been consumed by the world of 'Still Life With Iris' and I love it! I am designing the costumes for this magical play being performed at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, MN. If you are in the chilly state in February you must go see it, it will warm your heart and dazzle your eyes!

February 3rd -26th, every Thursday-Saturday 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00
To Order Tickets Call 763-493-8733

The costumes have been so much fun to design, you can see my costume renderings here. I started by doing a lot of research of images that created the feeling I wanted to convey through the costumes. The director Andy Frye and I met often to look at images and talk about each character. I then did my drawings to refine my vision and be able to start my search for each costume piece. I found a lot of costumes at my parents house (thanks for never throwing anything away!) and a variety of thrift stores in St. Cloud, Hutchinson, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Paterson, NJ! All of the clothes needed some sort of artistic tweaks or total reconstruction, but I would say 85% of the costumes are recycled, reused, or found materials. I feel really good about keeping my design eco friendly, which also adds to the charm of the clothes. Here is a sneak peek from the fittings I had with the actors...
Iris actress Mary
Leaf Monitor actress Sheila
Memory Mender actor Bruce
Mozart actor Nathan
3rd String actor Ryan
You can also watch a darling video Jason Peterson, artistic director, made of the costumes on Facebook. Thanks for the support and I hope you can see the show!

post by Sarah

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