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Final Bow for Morning Star with OSO

So sad to say goodbye to Morning Star with On Site Opera! Such a wonderful opera and such a short sold out run. Hope you got to see it! Congratualtions to all! Bravo Tutti! #anotheropeninganothershow #onsiteopera #morningstaroso

Morning Star with OSO


“Since no money was needed for sets, there was a budget for well-crafted costumes. Sadie’s second act red and white ensemble was particularly attractive. On Site Opera spent its money wisely, as the singers were often just inches away from the audience; neither a weak link in the cast nor shoddy garb would have gone unnoticed.” - Rick Perdian http://seenandheard-international.com/2018/03/ricky-ian-gordons-morning-star-comes-home/

On Site Opera - Morning Star

“Summer Lee Jack created costumes to reflect the period. Twenty one years pass between the first and second acts, and Jack ages characters in dress. The mother becomes dumpy. Sadie, the wicked oldest sister, spiffs up as she becomes a successful entrepreneur.”  -Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts.com https://www.berkshirefinearts.com/03-22-2018_on-site-opera-at-the-tenement-museum.htm

“There was a 21 year gap between Act I and Act II; Summer Lee Jack's costumes were appropriate for both periods.” - meche kroop Voche Di Meche.com http://www.vocedimeche.reviews/2018/03/on-site-opera-on-lower-east-sideeremia.html

“Summer Lee Jack dressed the cast in period style, made even more persuasive with Emilia Martin’s vinage wigs.”- Bruce Hodges from Musical America Worldwide https://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyid=40081&categoryid=4&archived=0



On Site Opera - Morning Star

Check out this picture taken by Cree Carrico the singer portraying the youngest daughter Esther in the opera I am currently designing with On Site Opera ‘Morning Star’. I posted copies of the costume sketches and some of my research on the walls of the rehearsal room… 

Resposted from her Instagram @creecarrico: https://www.instagram.com/p/BftFwDjltF_h33wewa-Uo6wLprV5_kJn1Bxi6c0/?taken-at=345235782190414

creecarrico Feeling inspired for my ghostly appearances in “Morning Star” after my trip to Charleston. #onsiteopera #morningstar#rickyiangordon #missestherfelderman#mrsharryengel #ghosts #haunting #spooky#triangleshirtwaistfactory


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On Site Opera - Morning Star 2

Check out this awesome clip about the wonderful history behind the opera I am currently designing with On Site Opera right now as featured on New York One TV.

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/spotlight-ny/2018/03/21/new-opera-brings-together-family--tragedy--destiny-and-nyc-s-immigrant-history


Rodeo Twelfth Night

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Designing a fun production of 'Twelfth Night' right now with the Dalton School here in New York City. This production has a 1950s Western feel. Sometimes I get to dress New York High School students like cowboys and cowgirls! #bestjobever #costumedesignlife #highschooltheaterforever

Flashback to 2005



I was looking back at my old portfolio pictures the other day and remembering this little show I did in 2005! This is from our production of The King Stag’ at Arizona State University. Way back when Ms. Miriam Grill @mmgrill was my leading lady (now a fabulous directing MFA student at Columbia) and when I had the best costume shop ever with Melissa Montoya @magnoliajoy Tammi Hanawalt @htammi and Kathy Stephenson! #kingstag #designerlife#costumedesignlife


Angel’s Bone at Oberlin Review


"The ingenuity of the spatial arrangement became obvious Wednesday night when the eight-person chorus burst through the fire doors wearing choral robes, their backdrop uncannily white to imply the heaven from which they have descended. As their unsettled harmonies rose in volume, Mrs. X.E. (Alexis Reed), a housewife, strolled in pouting from the opposite entrance to watch television, carrying nothing but a cutting board and — foreshadowing — a knife.” - Nicholas Stevens http://clevelandclassical.com/oberlin-opera-theater-du-yuns-angels-bone-at-the-cat-in-the-cream-coffeehouse-jan-31/  

Dont you just love it when a reviewer mentions costumes in a review specifically and never mentions who put those costume pieces on stage… #costumemiracle #designerlife #costumedesignlife 


On Site Opera

Here is a sneak preview of some sketches I am working on for my next big project with On Site Opera!


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On Site Opera

Talking opera today in an on camera interview with the folks at On Site Opera for their next promo video! #regram #designerlife#letstalkopera #fundraising#operaadventures #dontlookatthecamera#designerinterview #whatisdesign #whome


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