Lauren is happy to announce that she has officially become registered with the Theatrical Wardrobe Union, IATSE Local 764, and is now working towards becoming a union member! Lauren is excited for this new career opportunity, and looks forward to working in TV/Film, and wardrobe in theater this summer, and during her times off from Rutgers!
I am happy to announce I will be designing costumes for the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies' production of THE TALENTED TENTH, directed by Mason Gross School of the Arts alumni Othell J. Miller. This show goes up at the end of May. Fast approaching!
I am also in talks with another costume designer about other draping and construction freelance work for mid-June. Hoping to keep very busy this summer, while all my school sessions come to a close by the end of May!
More to come soon!
Assistant Costume Designer Peter Fogel has recently come across a video of the Sesame Street Parade in Turks and Caicos at Beaches Resort. I made the Cookie Monster and Zoe capes in the video- around 30 second you'll see them! Check out the video below!
I am happy to announce that I am SUPER busy this Spring semester! I am still a staff draper at Rutgers University, having just opened a period production of "School for Scandal". I have also taken on a few more side gigs this semester.
I started teaching a "Costume Construction for the Stage and Screen III" class at Brooklyn College. It is a great challenge, and all of my students are wonderful! I will post their projects as the semester progresses.
I am also currently the resident "Costumiere" at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in Bridgewater, NJ. This is a Performing Arts High School that has a very intensive theater program, and so far we have done a production of Les Mis, and are currently working on a production of Our Town. I will post photos of both soon!
I love being busy; this semester is off to a great start!
I am so happy to have recently joined the team at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical Performing Arts High School in Bridgewater, NJ, as their Costumiere! It is so wonderful working with so many young artists every day; between working with BFA designers and technicians at Rutgers University, and working with so many young, fresh actors and artists at SCVTS, I have my hands full!
We recently completed an amazing production of LES MIS at SCVTS! Coming very soon, we are doing a production of OUR TOWN! Many photos will be coming soon; stay tuned!
I am pleased to announce I will be building a beautiful Edwardian gown, and woman's jacket for the Albert Herring Opera at the Bronx Opera. Designer Peter Fogel provided beautifully illustrated renderings of his designs, and production photos will be coming soon! Below are the renderings; check it out!
Last year, I had the honor to work as a draper for the Rockettes' new finale number, "SNOW." I've added some production photos, and process shots of making the dresses come to life, but the Rockettes Official Facebook page just released a beautiful video of the making of the finale number. Please visit the link below to check out the video!
I am thrilled to announce that I have recently begun a new position at Rutgers University! I was hired back at my Alma Mater, to work in the costume shop as a draper! I also accepted and began a CoAdjunct position for a "Culture and Clothing" class. I am so excited for this next chapter in my career to begin, and I am so happy to be back at Rutgers!
Images from upcoming productions at Rutgers coming soon!
It's been a while since an update!
Since Lauren finished up working at Eric Winterling, Inc. in December 2013, she has been freelancing and working on numerous things in both New York and New Jersey.
Lauren finished up 2013 in New York, rebuilding costumes for Sleep No More. This was a great flat-patterning experience for Lauren. She had a great opportunity to look at all the existing clothes, and take patterns off of them for new cast members. Due to a nondisclosure agreement, no photos are available :)
Lauren was then hired by Rutgers University for the month of January 2014 as a draper/pattern maker for their winter production of You Can't Take It With You, with acclaimed New York designer David Murin. This was a great experience for Lauren; going back to her alma mater as a hired professional was wonderful!
In February 2014 Lauren was commissioned by the 10th Anniversary of Sesame Street Themed Entertainment to build character costumes for the Beaches Resorts Mardi Gras parade and shows! She worked on several Cookie Monster and Zoe costumes, and was covered in glitter and faux fur for a month!
Lauren has kept busy since graduating in May of 2013! She's excited for what the future holds!
From August 2013 through December 2013, Lauren was busy working as a draper and cutter at Eric Winterling, Inc. She devoted most of her time there to helping create 80 new Rockettes costumes for the new finale number, titled SNOW. Lauren was 1 of 6 drapers to help make designer Gregg Barnes' vision come to fruition. Below is an image of the fruits of her labor! The two dresses on the right hand side are Lauren's work.