BAPAC SEEKING COSTUME DESIGNER FOR TORNKID

This position will be working directly with the director on Tornkid. The costume designer will design/conceptualize the costume looks for the actors in Tornkid, and then purchase or construct (with company budget) those pieces. Looking for designs and concepts with movement and incorporating elements of the pacific indigenous cultures of Asia.


Pertinent dates as follows:

Start date: Immediately

Rehearsals:

Starts April 1st

Monday - Thursday, 6 PM - 10 PM and some Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM

Tech runs May 10 - May 14

Show dates: May 16 - June 2, Thursday - Sunday

Additional: All actors cast will be required to participate in mandatory developmental workshops, which will take place for one or two days in March. Dates and times will be decided once casting has been finalized.

Job Duties

  • Attend required design meetings with designers & producers.

  • Attend designer run during the rehearsal process.

  • Conduct fittings for actor measurments.

  • Create/purchase/modify costume pieces to fit theme, design & actors’ movement/comfort.

  • Manage company specified costume budget for the show.

  • Costume completion by May 10.

  • Available on a weekly basis during performance run to do maintenance for costumes.

Qualifications

  • Experience as a costume designer for shows with a fantasy or cultural aesthetic.

  • Sewing and construction experience for actors of all shapes & sizes.

  • Formal training from a fashion or costume design program preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an independent contractor project position. Stipend is $200.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to dibale@baltimoreapac.org, Subject line “Costume Designer - Tornkid”


TORNKID [WORKING TITLE]

DIRECTOR: CARA HINH
PLAYWRIGHT: KATELYNN KENNEY
COLLABORATORS: COHESION THEATRE COMPANY
WHEN: MAY 16 - JUNE 2, 2019
WHERE: UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN CANTON - 3200 DILLON STREET

Our first full production is a collaboration with Cohesion Theatre and an original work devised by members of both organizations. We are excited to have New York-based Filipino-American playwright Katelynn Kenney on board to help us write our original script. Kenney is best known for her most recent play Void, which premiered in New York City earlier this year. Tornkid [our working title] will draw on the power of indigenous Asian and Pacific creation stories to explore identity and unearth how ancient female and non-binary narratives can provide guidance towards healing our broken world.

Leading this production as director is Cara Hinh - BAPAC’s Education and Community Outreach Director, fresh from her stint as Assistant Director for Baltimore Center Stage’s King of the Yees. Cohesion Theatre’s Artist Director Jessica Rassp will be creating original puppets for this production. Ms. Rassp is a master puppet maker and is best known for her work with Submersive Productions and their immersive theatre piece H.T. Darling’s Incredible Museaum.