Costume Design – Telling the Story and Creating the Character

Costume Design

The Apollo’s Career Panel series provides a behind-the-scenes look at lesser-known careers in arts and entertainment and shines a spotlight on people of color working in creative industries. Part panel discussion, part live demonstration, these informative events provide tangible takeaways and insightful resources to empower the next generation of creative minds in these fields.

Costume designers play an essential role in bringing memorable characters to life, communicating a personality or a moment in time or space through the garments they create to help magically transform actors into people far removed from themselves. Learn more about this pivotal component of storytelling on stage and on screen from innovative voices in the field. Participants include Tony and Emmy-Award winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, who has worked on a variety of projects for theater, dance, opera, and television including Hamilton and The Wiz Live!

Leadership support for the Apollo Education Programs is provided by BNY Mellon, Fund II, the Hearst Foundations, the Jerome L. Greene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York Council Members Ben Kallos and Bill Perkins.

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