Bravo Tara for your comments
- I grew up working with a theater company that
instilled respect for tech people, actors, and anyone
else involved in a production. It wasn't until
leaving my hometown that I started meeting prima donna
actors and directors with no respect for costuming.
Tara, your comments are so on track. I would love to
hear your seminar on actors and costumers. As an
actor, director, and costumer, I don't understand how
these attitudes prevail. I would never treat an actor
poorly; my job is to make them good. I respect the
director's vision of a show but I also expect respect
for my knowledge. I don't think that's unreasonable.
To me, that's just professional courtesy that should
be observed in any profession -- even outside the
There is a reason I tell actors "Nice people get nice
costumes; all others go naked. I reserve the right to
put you in a burlap sack." Yes, I am being facetious
but I sometimes say that to actors so they understand
that I am not their personal fashion designer. Like
others posted, too, there are good and bad directors.
We have the choice to work with whom we please, right?
Thanks again, Tara. Glad you had a nice trip.
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