The importance of costume design in independent theatre

“Costume design is important because it immediately supports the characters in the story being told. It helps an actor find his/her character. And when it comes right down to it, if the actors are not believable as their characters then the audience won’t suspend their disbelief. No matter the production, I personally believe design, all design, should be one of the first things to be considered. The design of a production supports the story and the visual story should mold seamlessly together with the action. This overall vision for the piece, in my opinion, should be the very first thing to be considered.”

– Sabrina Evertt
Artistic producer of Vancouver’s
Twenty-Something Theatre

Well said. Read Simon Ogden’s full interview with Everett at The Next Stage theatre blog.

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