Backstage: The Costume Shop

The Department of Theater Costume Shop vibrates with creativity and cameraderie. Students work alongside experienced theater professionals, participating in the construction of hundreds of costume pieces each year and working on wardrobe crews for MainStage and student productions.

Backstage Oppportunities

The Costume Shop and Wardrobe Crew

Come backstage with the Theater Department! The technical staff recruits students to work in the Costume Shop at the beginning of each term, though you can get onto the Shop e-mail list at any time. Students working in the Costume Shop learn construction, dyeing, and draping techniques from experienced professionals.

Students are involved as dressers and wardrobe crew for virtually every production, gaining extensive hands-on experience with running wardrobe for large and small-scale projects and learning hair and stage makeup techniques.  Sign up for the backstage crew mailing list here - no prior experience is necessary!

For those looking for academic opportunities, the department offers THEA 40: Technical Production every term. A required class for majors and minors, THEA 40 is a comprehenzive overview of technical theater that introduces students to all aspects of theatrical production, including costumes. Those interested in Costume Design may also wish to consider THEA 48: Costume Design.