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Seeking Assistant Costume Designer/Costumer for THE LITTLE MERMAID, August, 2022, New Paradigm Theater, Fairfield County, CT.

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Seeking Assistant Costume Designer/Costumer for THE LITTLE MERMAID, August, 2022, New Paradigm Theater, Fairfield County, CT.

(S#pend $800 and $200 travel s#pend, professional credit as well as arrangements for class credits if applicable.)

Pre-produc#on starts in late March with Zoom mee#ngs TBD. April will include at least two in person mee#ngs TBD. Show rehearsal starts August 1- last show Aug 21.

Prefer solid training on an academic level working shows and/or aKending classes in costume design, construc#on, and acquisi#on of costume pieces. Must have local housing and car. You will work closely with professional costume and wig designer, Elizabeth Saylor (www.wigmubyesaylor.com) and New Paradigm Producing Ar#s#c Director, Kris#n Huffman. Candidate must demonstrate:

• Good Sewing skills
• Strong understanding of basic design and costume history

• Ability to create costume plots

• Knowledge of research methods including understanding of online info plaYorms like Pinterest and Google Images.

•Comfortable working with a varied cast of folks of different ages, backgrounds, gender iden#ty, ability, etc., including kids.

Candidate will “run the show” during the 3 weeks of rehearsals (includes one week of tech). Consul#ng Designer will work with assistant designer/costumer on finalizing costume design and aspects of use of costume plots, changes involved, and proper management of two to three volunteer s#tchers and dressers.

Candidate also will be expected to aKend the April GREEN COSTUMING: REUSING, REPORPOSING, AND RECYLING sessions/master classes with consul#ng designer and actors, including kids and parents (date TBD).Candidate will be expected to help run the “Fashion Show” at May Gala (date TBD) and possibly at our partner’s loca#on, Norwalk Mari#me Center.

CONTACT: Liz Saylor at aaronjess@aol.com.

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