Block 398: April 9, 2014

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Wednesday! The sun is out!

Maybe spring is here to stay!

Date: April 9, 2014

Crane: 398

Days Spent on Project: 416

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Timothey S., Production Manager at the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium.

After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, after Ming’s Clambake in New York City, after my last summer spent with the National High School Institute, after getting that assistant job at NYTW, I moved to Brooklyn.

I also was contacted by Birgitta V. (Crane 239) about coming up to Providence, Rhode Island and designing her thesis production at the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium. She wanted to direct Hedda Gabler. We had liked working with each other in Chicago; why not work together again?

She sent me Timothey’s email address and I contacted him. We decided on a day for me to take Amtrak up to Providence, for an interview… one of my first as a “professional costume designer.” I ended up getting the job as their resident costume designer for that academic year, 6 shows total. I was later called back the next year to design two more for them.

Timothey was a great first “boss” to have out in the real world. The program itself was young (I think I was the second year of fully-designed and realized shows), so there were a fair amount of wrinkles to iron out throughout the process. I would head up there one day a week for production and design meetings, fittings, and rehearsals. It was tiring, but a lot of fun.

Timothey tried to make sure that we all had during the process, too, which I really appreciate now in hindsight.

All these years later, he’s now in New York. I haven’t seen him in maybe two years? The last time we went out to get drinks, Vintage was still open…

Music I listened to while sewing: Postmodern Jukebox has their album on Spotify! Yay!

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: The sun is shining outside.

I’m thinking a bit too much right now actually.

I would like something productive/constructive/concrete to do/accomplish today.

I will head to the dog run now with The Dog. That’s a start.

 

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