They are looking for volunteers to help create the play’s costumes between mid-June and early September, under the guidance of the costume designer. Specifically, they need experienced, capable sewers with their own sewing machines who can work with a pattern and do at least simple fitting. Help with fitting will be available. A serger is desirable, but not essential.
They will have a large cast of men and women, with lots of opportunity to sew Regency-era (Empire-waist) gowns, aprons, shifts, hats, shirts, trousers, waistcoats, cravats, etc. Patterns and all materials and notions will be supplied. They may workshop things like accessories and hats.
Volunteers will need to be reliable and able to work independently in a timely way. Experience with theatre is welcome, but also not essential. They will not be creating Halloween-type costumes, but well-made pieces that will go into the theatre’s Costume Loft collection for rental, following the show. Volunteers who work on the show will be given the opportunity to attend a performance and will be included in the play programme.
If you are interested in being part of this opportunity, please send a brief email about yourself and your sewing experience to: [email protected]