Above is a slide showing research imaages assembled as part of the costume design process for the Wiz.
In class Wednesday, we spoke with the director and the designers for University Theatre’s production of The Wiz, including: Jay Berkow, director; Kathryn Wagner, costumes; Amanda Elliott, hair and makeup; Sarah Reed, scenic design; Tommy Sinshack, sound; and Alex Nelson, lighting.
What surprised or impressed you most about the design process? Please be specific.
What are director Jay Berkow’s stated goals for the production?
What challenges have the designers faced because the play is being staged in arena format (in the round)?
What did you learn about how all of these people became involved in aspects of theatre when they were much younger?
What are the first things a designer does, when creating the look of costumes, scenic designs, or hair and makeup?
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