Costumer / Costume Designer

  • Interview with Tobin Ost

    6-11-13 Audio Interview with Tobin Ost, Costume and Set Designer

    Both a set and costume designer, Tobin Ost thought he was going to be an architect, but a series of experiences when he was quite young; seeing a production of Pirates of Penzance where a ship literally comes off the stage above the audience and a TV show of Japanese theater coalesced when, as a high school student looking for a summer job he was turned down by the architectural firm, and went instead to the Community theater where was hired to paint and hammer nails. But his mentor (and the mentor of many), who Tobin says must have “seen something in him,” gave him more and more design work until Tobin realized what he was really meant to do. Listen to the surprising twists and turns which led to his becoming Jeff Calhoun’s “secret weapon”. And hear this soft spoken and thoughtful man give us the Tobin Ost crash course in set and costume design.

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  • Interview with Kaylene McCaw

    7-24-12 – Interview

    Kaylene McCaw is a theater person who was encouraged from a very young age to pursue her interest in performing. Coming from a family who taught her that “life is about personal success, finding your bliss and becoming a better person,” Kaylene says that she “always knew she “was supposed to be happy!” She spent her childhood and school years indulging in every theatrical experience available to her. Her nickname was Broadway! She had a terrific time but after graduation discovered that she didn’t have the personality to pursue a career in theater. After a life of adventures Kaylene found herself the divorced mother of twin girls with no clear path to follow. Miraculously, she was offered the job of costumer at the Players Community Theater. “They just knew that I sewed” she said, they didn’t even know I had a theater background.” But they finally began to discover all of her talents and now she is not only costumer but actor, and co-producer of the Players “edgy” Black Box Theater. Come see Kaylene’s stand out performance in Lettuce and Lovage, playing on the Players main stage.

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  • Interview with Tobin Ost

    6-19-2012 Interview

    6-19-12 Nominated for a Tony Award for his work on Newsies, set and costume designer Tobin Ost is Jeff Calhoun’s “secret weapon.” Soft spoken and serious Tobin thought he was going to be an architect. But when, as a high school student he was turned down for a job at an architectural firm, he approached the theater across the street, was hired and the rest is history. Listen to the twists and turns that led Tobin inexorably to what is, without question, his right place.

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  • Interview with Jared Walker

    4-24-12 – Interview

    Jared Walker began his show business career as The Glum Bunny in a 3rd grade class production. He always loved to sing and make music and the Glum Bunny showed him how much he loved being on stage. But singing and acting were not enough for the talented and flexible Jared; he went on to become a director, lighting designer, and costumer. If you can do it in the theater Jared can do it. Currently he is directing a production of The Full Monty, a play he knows well as having played one of the roles himself, for the Players Theater which opens on April 22nd.

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