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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Creator and Wardrobe Specialist Franzesca Mayer

I Wish I Knew is back with its 10th post! I am so honored to bring a brand-new artist and career to you today: Franzesca Mayer (aka Franzi) gave an amazing, in-depth interview about being a Wardrobe Specialist AND Freelance Designer. She discusses what a Dresser and a Wardrobe Specialist do, why they are so vital to a production, and why she started her company Rubberlesque. If you’re thinking of getting into wardrobe, or if you just want to know more about how Dressers make magic happen backstage, you’ll want to take a read!
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Costume Fittings: Where Character Meets Design

Whether you’re a chorus member or a principal in a show, going in for your first costume fitting is daunting. You’re vulnerable. This is the moment your interpretations of your character meet the designer’s. It’s the next step in character development, but can be challenging if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips to take you from fitting novice to rock star.
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For the Love of Blood: Your Ultimate Guide to Stage Blood

With the Ides of March upon us — the day upon which Julius Caesar was murdered — it’s the perfect time of year to talk stage blood. The key to perfect stage blood is choosing the right variety for you particular blood scenario. Whether it’s buckets of blood in Martin McDonagh’s Lieutenant of Inishmore, or Lady Macbeth’s bloody hands in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, stage blood is an exhilarating, thrilling, sticky mess. Here are some tips for making the most out of even the stickiest stage blood situations.

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