If your school or community theatre program are like the one in which I assist with, you probably find yourself renting your costumes for the majority of your productions. As it goes, you spend thousands of dollars renting beautiful costumes for your young cast members to wear to help bring their characters to life and provide the students a better theatre experience.
But, what happens when the dress rehearsal or the performance is over and you instruct your cast to get out of costume and “be sure to hang it up the way they found it” (provided you or your costume supervisor hung it for them in just the right way before the student was given possession of the costume)? Again, if your students are like the ones I work with, these instructions go in one ear and out the other. (If your students are not like this, congratulations! You have super-human pre-teens and teenagers who know how to properly hang a dress or fold their pants seam-to-seam.)Read More