Category: Design
Meet the Puppet Master of 'Beetlejuice'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 09, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 9, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage --- Compliment Michael Curry on his eye-popping puppets for Beetlejuice on Broadway, and he'll politely correct you. "They're characters really," he insists. "While they're not played by human beings, they're designed in a way where they have a sentient...
Predicting the Next Big Names in Costume Design for 25 Years
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's who of the industry --- Where do you look to find the next big name in theatrical costume design? For the past quarter century, the winners of the Young Master Award at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards have been a great predictor. Named for legendary costume...
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work --- Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for productions with predominantly black casts. After all, her résumé includes Eclipsed, Once on This Island, Choir Boy, An Octoroon, Fairview, Sugar...
The Recipe Behind the Scrumptious Set for 'The Cake'
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, March 04, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 4, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty dishes on his decades-long collaboration with Manhattan Theatre Club --- On April 26, 2019, John Lee Beatty will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards. Read our press release for more information. Scenic designer John Lee Beatty...
Wearing Their Subtext on Their Sleeves
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, February 21, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 21, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Dede M. Ayite on crafting the costumes for the multi-era comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark --- How do you give outfits subtext? That's one of the many challenges Dede M. Ayite faced designing the costumes for Signature Theatre Company's revival of Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. The story of the titular character, a Depression-era black...
Costume Changes at the TDF Costume Collection
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are ways the Collection can help you --- You probably know that TDF supports audiences by offering discounted tickets and a variety of accessibility programs. But did you realize that part of our mission is to support artists, too? One of the biggest ways we do that is through our TDF Costume...
You Can Hear What She's Thinking -- Literally
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, November 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new interactive show fuses theatrical design and neuroscience in an attempt to parse the female brain --- Back in 2012, Melania Trump tweeted out a photo of a whale with the caption, "What is she thinking?" that went viral. Six years later, people are still replying to that tweet, which is fitting considering the First Lady is one of the women whose...
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