Saturday Feb 2, 2013
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Participants will get insight on how sorcerers of the sewing needle will get inspiration, their most challenging projects and worst disasters, what it is like working with actors and more.
Albuquerque, N.M. Theatre Lovers Community (TLC), an arm of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild (ATG), presents a panel discussion by talented and notable local theatre costumers on Saturday, February 2 from 1:30 – 3:30 at Musical Theatre Southwest’s Center for Theatre, 6320-B Domingo NE (just south of Expo NM). Participants will learn how these sorcerers of the sewing needle get their inspiration and experience, about their most challenging projects and worst disasters, what it is like working with actors, and more.
“Ever wonder who dreamed up that gorgeous costume on the ingénue? What makes the villain look so evil?” asks Kay Grant, founder of Theatre Lovers Community. “You’ll find out how costumers find period pieces, and just what goes into finding or producing a costume for our local theatres.”
Panel participants include:
• Barbara Bock, Moderator. Bock is a visual artist who has designed sets and costumes for well over 100 productions since her arrival in New Mexico in 1976. Among her memorable projects are designs for hand-painted 18th century gowns for She Stoops to Conquer at the Adobe; a contemporary version of Beyond Therapy at the Vortex; and the post-modern PLUNDA at UNM with its bubble-wrap designs for the dancers. Recently she did both set and costumes for her husband Phil Bock’s musical, Cat on a Streetcar Named Iguana at the Adobe.
• Dorothy Baca, professor and costume designer for the UNM Department of Theatre & Dance, has professional television and film credits that include Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Major Dad, Charles in Charge, Murder, She Wrote, Batman and Robin, The Longest Yard, and What Women Want. Baca was the costume supervisor on Suspect Zero, starring Ben Kingsley and Border Town, both filmed in New Mexico.
• Rosemary Castro-Gallegos has been designing and building costumes for over 25 years. She has been the Costume/Wardrobe Supervisor at the National Hispanic Cultural Center since 2004, designing for the Patty Disney Zarzuela Series and Teatro Nuevo Mexico. Some productions include Luisa Fernanda, La Tabenara, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Yerma, The Fence, Real Women Have Curves, and The House of Bernarda Alba. She has been resident costumer for St. Pius X High since 2003. Rosemary designs for Bosque School, New Mexico Young Actors, Play Conservatory, and Landmark Musicals.
• Joe Moncada is an accomplished dancer and dance teacher, and has costumed for dance competitions, ballet, and musical theatre. He designs and constructs dance and theatre costumes keeping in mind the performer’s body type and style. Most recently, he costumed Landmark Musicals’ productions of Annie, 1776, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Reservations are highly recommended for this event. Tickets for TLC members are $5. ATG individual members are $5 before January 18, 2013 and $8 after that date. General admission is $10 before January 18, 2013 and $13 after. Send checks made out to Theatre Lovers Community to TLC – Costume Panel, P. O. Box 20307. Albuquerque, NM 87154-0307. Provide your name, telephone number, and e-mail address for confirmation. Indicate the names and categories (TLC member, ATG member) for each person in your party. Reservations received after January 18, or those who arrive at the door without a pre-paid reservation are space permitting only.
TLC members receive discounts at several theatres, attend rehearsals and auditions, enjoy talkbacks with directors and cast members, and participate in special programs. If you are not a member of TLC and would like to join, download the six-month membership form at www.abqtheatre.org/tlc. As a special promotion, TLC is offering two 6-month memberships for just $27.00!
About Albuquerque Theatre Guild
The Albuquerque Theatre Guild is an award winning 501(c)(3), non-profit umbrella organization dedicated to making the Albuquerque area’s rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike. In just five short years, the all-volunteer, highly creative ATG has grown to include over 40 live theatre companies and venues, as well as over a hundred individual theatre practitioners. The ATG publicizes the breadth and variety of local theatre in a twice-yearly guide, through its website and social media, on radio and television, at numerous community events like the recent Free Night of Theatre and via the Theatre Lovers Community – a group ATG formed for its most devoted audiences. ATG also invites students to preview performances and supports local high school drama programs. ATG embraces the gamut of theatre from professional to community theatre and student productions. The ATG received a 2012 Creative Bravos People’s Choice Award from Creative Albuquerque.
For information about TLC, please contact Kay Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about ATG, contact Linda Lopez McAlister at email@example.com. Visit www.abqtheatre.org. -30-