Project Title: Assistant Costume Design for Professional Theatre

Faculty Sponsor: Shelby Newport

Department: Theatre & Dance

Telephone: 810.424.5307

E-Mail: snewport@umflint.edu

Project Description: Students will assist Shelby Newport on three professional costume designs at Flint Youth Theatre, The Purple Rose Theatre (Chelsea, MI) and The Tipping Point Theatre (Northville, MI).  While assisting, students will have the opportunity to network with theatre professionals and learn practical skills while executing the designs for three specific productions.

Student Tasks & Responsibilities:  Research assistants will complete paperwork for the organization of the productions, assist with the pulling and shopping for specific costume pieces and complete period research specific to each production.

Minimum Student Qualifications: Research assistants should have basic sewing skills and have an interest in costume design.  THE 271 & THE 370 are recommended.

Proposed Starting Date: 10/03/2011

Proposed Ending Date: TBD