Peggy McKowen and the Art of Costuming

BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO

 

Deeper and deeper she goes with each reading. Might take 10 or even 20 times reading a play before Peggy McKowen, Associate Producing Director for CATF, feels that she intimately understands all of the characters and the time and place in which they exist. In her role as costume designer, McKowen uses “the elements of design and evocative qualities to create something about the character in the story.” A well-designed costume allows the actors to portray their characters authentically, both emotionally and physically.

 

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