Costume Designer/Costumer/Dresser

Responsible for designing and securing all costumes needed for each character in show

Key duties include:

  • Work with director to understand his/her vision and needs, as well as to work out any potential problems related to time period or other limitations
  • Determine best design of costumes considering script, time period of show, and body types of actors
  • Work with producer to communicate budgetary needs and work within the assigned budget
  • Collect all receipts for expenses and turn in to producer
  • Contact costume manager for access to Hershey Area Playhouse‚Äôs costume inventory located in our storage barn
  • Work with producer as necessary to find alternate sources of costumes if unable to provide what is needed
  • Work with producer and director to establish schedule of expectations; ensure costumes are ready according to schedule
  • Work closely with each actor to develop proper costuming for the character, including initial fittings and follow up fittings
  • Work with stage manager and costume crew to explain and develop mechanics of costume changes when applicable
  • Be available to perform any needed repairs to the costumes during the run of the show, as well as laundering as necessary
  • Strike all costumes at end of show, and return only clean costumes to Hershey Area Playhouse costume shop or place of origin