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From Lisa – Reason #1,980 Why It’s Awesome to Work at a Theatre!

July 30, 2015

yellowwillowThis past weekend, in preparation for an 80’s party coming up on Friday night, I raided the Touchstone costume shop (Not the first time I’ve done this, nor will it be the last, I’m sure!).  This is a pretty nice perk for all of us working at Touchstone that can come in handy for Halloween, theme parties, etc. My guess is most of us have done this for one reason or another over the years. The unspoken rule is return it clean, and if you damaged or lost it, then replace it. So far, so good with this rule… fingers crossed!

cathleenskirtThe added perk for me, as one of the costume designers at Touchstone, is that I have a pretty good idea of our costume stock.  After pulling any potential 80’s pieces from my home closet and running a little light in the neon, I remembered the costume I bought for a character called the Wire Monster in my Young Playwrights’ Festival play two years ago.  The costume was electric yellow, hard-to-even-look-at-bright – perfect for the 80’s. I also remembered the poofy black skirts I bought for the Shopping Cart Ballet in Follies when we did a roller derby themed ballet about five years ago.

After rummaging around, I found a black mesh shirt I knew was donated recently, too. The beginnings of the perfect 80’s costume… see for yourself!

80s Lisa

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Margie permalink
    July 30, 2015 2:55 pm

    Very groovy! (oops — wrong decade). 🙂

  2. July 30, 2015 5:07 pm

    love it!!

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