5. Costume Team
Summary: Provide, find, construct and manage all costumes for production.
Skills: Sewing, crafting, and assembling; thrift and online shopping; researching costume rentals; organization skills. Minor mending and hand sewing. Great attitude and flexibility.
Show Run Commitment: Possible to work some rehearsals for fittings and auditions to assist with last minute cast measurements. Must work Super Sunday, all tech week rehearsals, and will work shows depending on size of team. Required attendance at Dry Run (week 6 of rehearsals).
Lead Responsibilities: Lead and communicate with team members to stay on schedule and accomplish show tasks. Schedule rehearsal, show, and post-show coverage. Train team members on duties. Work with the Artistic Team to determine which costume pieces can be made, bought, or rented. Delegate responsibility for securing or creating each costume piece to each team member. Work with the Parent Team Coordinator to schedule transportation of costumes to and from rehearsals for cast fittings. Log and manage each costume item per cast member. Track expenses and keep spending within budget. Complete required reporting paperwork.
Team Responsibilities: Sew, craft, assemble, and repair costumes as needed and skills allow. Shop as needed. Pull costumes from Costume Closet, Pick up rental pieces. Handle fittings, labeling, sorting, organizing, inventorying, set-up/tear-down, and costume area management during rehearsals, tech rehearsals & shows. Maintain and/or fix any costumes needed during the run of the shows. Launder (or dry clean) all costume pieces following the production and return to storage. Return rental pieces.
Your overall job: In the weeks prior to Super Sunday - Pull, find, or sew all costume pieces. Put together costume inventory for each actor/character. Work with the Director to decide overall costume needs.
Tech week: Be on hand to solve any costume issues.
During Performances: Be on hand to solve any costume issues.
Strike: Intake, organize, clean, and restock all costumes and accessories to the costume closet.