Help for finding resources on scenic and costume designers
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012
Word of advice -- If you want a lot of information on a designer, choose someone who's been around awhile. If the designer is just becoming well-known and hasn't designed for very many theatre productions, there will be little written about her/him.
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You've been assigned to study a production and/or a costume or scenic designer. Where do you begin to find a subject? Try these websites:
- Playbill Vault
Find designers by name or by show, then read the Who's Who section of the Playbill.
- Internet Broadway Database
Search by designer name to see productions and awards, or search by show to locate designers.
- American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards
Find nominees and winners of best scenic design and best costume design for plays and musicals. Mouse over a name to get basic information about designer and links to more information.
- The Obies
Village Voice list of off-Broadway award winners since 1956.
- New York Times Theater Section
Find previews and reviews of plays in New York City and surrounding areas.
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