Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details

Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details

Tiny Theatre Tips #10: Pay Attention to Details I love costumes. They're fun to wear, they help to tell the story of the show you're working on, and they help you to delve deeper into your character. It's fascinating to me, as a youth theatre director, to see the change in demeanour when a young …

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8 Quick Tips for Organizing Costumes Backstage, For Community & School Productions

8 Quick Tips for Organizing Costumes Backstage, For Community & School Productions

The backstage area can quickly become a veritable tornado of costume chaos with big casts. I've been there; the biggest production I've directed so far was The Wedding Singer last year, which had 36 high school-aged actors and lots of costume changes! Yet that's small potatoes for some; I've seen school productions which include entire grade levels... 100+ kids! Unless …

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Theatre Talk With Whitney Bolam, Costumer & Owner of The Costume Shoppe

Theatre Talk With Whitney Bolam, Costumer & Owner of The Costume Shoppe

This week's Theatre Talk features Whitney Bolam, costume goddess and business babe! I met Whitney many years ago during a production of London Community Players' Dark of the Moon. Since then, we have been in a number of shows together, and Whitney has grown her business, The Costume Shoppe, into a thriving London gem! Read on …

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8 Essential Clothing Pieces For Actors

8 Essential Clothing Pieces For Actors

Yesterday I posted about essential clothing items for actresses. Not wanting to leave the male contingent out, here are 8 essential items that every actor should own. The following items should be staples in your wardrobe, guys! A plain black long-sleeved shirt ("rehearsal blacks," can be button-down or pullover). Plain black dress pants (no visible logos). …

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8 Essential Clothing Pieces For Actresses

8 Essential Clothing Pieces For Actresses

I'm pretty sure that getting to try on a new costume for the first time is one of an actor's favourite parts of the rehearsal process. Your costume helps so much to tell the story of the show, and helps you really become the character. But before that, you will need some costume basics! The following items …

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