Working in the Theatre: Wardrobe

Take a look inside the wardrobe department. The costumes are created to fulfill the epic world that a play or musical inhabits. It takes lots of organization, maintenance, and often creativity to get the performers ready for each and every scene (and maybe even a quick change during a scene). The costumes are vast in the company of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. They require multiple teams with various responsibilities to make the show run and look flawless. This is a slice of what they do, who they are, and how they work in the theatre.

“You hope, and pray, that the first day you meet your dresser that this is going to be someone you get on with! … It’s like a sort of relationship, in a way. We laugh until we cry sometimes. Sometimes we’re laughing so much in here that I almost miss my entrance.” – Allan Corduner, actor

American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.