Millie is a story of two young women who journey to an old beach house, seemingly frozen in time. There, they get lost in each other, the boundaries and edges between them obscured. In this tale of “twining,” we explore nuances of mental and emotional psyche within the context of female intimacy.
It is currently in Post Production.
Not Your Woman
Dir. Emily Kron and Kate Hopkins
Makeup Designer: Rachel Estabrook
The Music Video 'Not Your Woman' explores gender and sexuality.
NOT YOUR WOMAN Music Video
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Carnegie Mellon University, 2013
Director: Tony McKay
The Crucible continues to be politically relevant year after year. It was important to us to honor the text by creating an unaffected and relatable world for auidences. The town of Salem constructed a society of harsh rules and consequences to protect from themselves from dangers around the colony. Accordingly, the clothes are stark and structured to shield the inhabitants from this terrifying environment. To create a distinction between the two opposing groups within the village, Putnam’s Religious Faction is dressed in the epitome of 18th century tailoring whereas Proctor’s removed party retain remnants of the cavalier line and heartier fabrics. I created a streamlined portrayal of transitional late 17th century/ early 18th century historical period to evoke the strictness of the Puritans. More than 200 people were accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials as a result of personal desire for status, land and victory. The Crucible continues to teach new audiences of vulnerability, humanity and frightening unwarranted persecution.
Macbett by Eugene Ionesco
Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
Dir. Shannon Sindelar
For Macbett, the production team created a war torn society through a conversation between dance and media. Unlike Shakespeare’s work, Macbett conveys the inevitable Cycle of corruption caused by greed. The design team used rust as a visual metaphor in the design. When considering corruption is what happens to a society when one neglects it, we used rust as a suggestion of the corruption in our metallic new world. I used texture, asymmetry, and emphasis on the human form in a military uniform. As a sign of status, I created nuno felted epaulets and used gold leafing. The script itself relies on themes of duality, and so did the costumes. Macbett and Banco were mirror images with their asymmetrical baldrics and swords echoing each other. Similarly, Lady Duncan’s maroon felted wool overdress was reversed after she marries Macbett to expose a black organza under layer and her new manipulative personality.
Modern Interpretation of Medieval
Lady M Research
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is a joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless classic Hound of the Baskerville comes to life in this fast-paced comedy. As a creative team, we created a world inspired by shadowboxes and shadow play. The cast of 5 portrays over 30 characters with in the show so it was important to focus on quick gestural costumes.
SHERLOCK AND WATSON SKETCH
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ACTOR 2 SKETCH
ACTRESS 1 RESEARCH
ACTOR 1 RESEARCH
ACTOR 2 RESEARCH
La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, 2016
Dir. Rachel Levens
Writer: Romana Soutus
Hyena is an uncompromising examination of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexuality. In this piece, the performer explored raw impulses, anxieties and desires, as she throws two fingers up to society's rigid framework of femininity. Soutus challenges her audience to figuratively and literally unlock the beast, and reimagines the role of the audience in interactive theatre. We explored the dichotomy of the public and private self though the clothing how one interacts with it.