Wednesday, September 7, 2011

39 Steps: Costumes

Good Evening, 

One integral part of the process for all involved in the show is costumes. This show, being one with only 4 actors but dozens and dozens and DOZENS of roles, is an amazing task for a costume designer and their crew. Quick changes, multiple character changes on set during the show and costumes needing to be on top of other costumes are only part of the Herculian tasked asked of THE 39 STEPS costume designer. 

We've been blessed on this production to have Val Snyder. She's really been an absolute angel. She's asked the right questions, she's been flexible as we've been finding things in rehearsal and requesting changes. Really, I couldn't have asked for better. 

So, I wanted to share with you her early renderings. Val worked in a new way on this show apparently. She sketched the basics and then scanned them in and colored them digitally. Note: the characters are necessarily to scale in terms of which actor is playing which role. This will give you a beginning glimpse at what she's after. We have made many changes since these sketches. 

See what the actors are actually wearing and how they manage these amazing quick changes in...18 days!

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