Some big work in the shop this week has been on the crowns for The Secret in the Wings. Ren, Amalia, and Willa have been working very hard to build gorgeous and intricate crowns for our queens, princes, and the like. On one side of our green room, there is a large table filled with crystal gems, silver wire, and pearls. There, these lovely people sit, and work everyday towards building 13 crowns in total. The process is as intricate as spinning straw into gold, but our workers are meticulous in everything. Expect to see beautiful crowns when you come to see our show!
In the furthest reaches of the costume shop, the scent of dye fills the air. Covered by aprons to prevent staining, Hanna, and wonderful shop worker Nola are hard at work dyeing fabrics for different costumes and accessories. Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is a show that keeps them busy with costume pieces that must be the color of feathers or fur. The process of dyeing involves taking dyes that the costume shop already has, mixing them together into what looks like the desired color, letting the fabric soak, rinsing the fabric, letting it dry, and then doing it all again. We're just dyeing to show you all what we’ve been working on!
The rest of us in Rep Term are continuing to work hard in our own crews and in rehearsals, but the costume shop is an inspiration in its work. In the words of Margo, “there is always more to do.”
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere- ASM/Ensemble Member