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Defining an Era: An Interview with Costume Designer Chad Phillips
Shows / The Mountaintop

Defining an Era: An Interview with Costume Designer Chad Phillips

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a powerful production that re-imagines the night before Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Hall takes the audience back in time to the year 1968 at The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Costume Designer Chad Phillips spoke with us about designing … Continue reading

Closing the Communication Gap: Interview with ASL Interpreter Dawn Caudill
Shows / Tribes

Closing the Communication Gap: Interview with ASL Interpreter Dawn Caudill

American Sign Language interpreter Dawn Caudill has been a theatrical interpreter for Ensemble Theatre for ten years and while she’s not on stage, she definitely plays a major role in ETC’s production of Tribes. Tribes is about Billy, a deaf young man who was brought up in a hearing family. The story deals with different … Continue reading

Details In The Fabric: An Interview with Costume Designer Reba Senske
Black Pearl Sings! / Shows

Details In The Fabric: An Interview with Costume Designer Reba Senske

The life of a costume designer can be mistaken for seamstress work. The reality is that Reba Senske, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s costume design extraordinaire, is not simply a seamstress, but an artist. Transforming a mere idea into a costume masterpiece is not an easy feat. Here, she explains the process of costume design: Q: How … Continue reading