This week’s guest on Episode #44 is Costume Designer Jennifer Caprio! Jen created the iconic costumes for ‘The 25th Annual..Spelling Bee’ and she tells us how those clothes came to be on their journey all the way to Broadway and a hit show…and what happens when your design becomes part of the show logo. She also shares stories from ‘Colossal’, her recent football themed show at Dallas Theatre Center and ‘Joseph…’ currently touring the country. Hear about her unique sketching and rendering process which combines both old and new techniques, the culture of costume shops, and the differences between designing costumes for regional theatre vs. New York. This episode is G-R-E-A-T and you’re gonna love it!
Jennifer Caprio’s credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway, Nat’l Tour, Chicago, San Fran, Boston), Joseph…Dreamcoat (National Tour) Off Broadway: In Transit (Primary Stages), The Lion (MTC), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre Company), Little Miss Sunshine (Second Stage), Modern Living and Post Modern Living (LaMama ETC), Signs of Life: A Tale of Terezin, Wanda’s World (Amas), Fugitive Songs (Dreamlight Productions), Two Rooms (Theatre Row), Masked (DR2 Theatre), Striking 12 (The Daryl Roth Theatre), Girl’s Room (Queens Theatre in the Park also LA), Serendib (Ensemble Studio Theater), The Atheist (Center Stage), Broadway Bares 17 & 19 (BC/EFA), The Blowin’ of Baile Gall (Gabriel Byrne), International: The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Edinburgh Festival).
Regional: Minnesota Opera (La Boheme, Salome, & Romeo et Juliette), Utah Shakespearean Festival (3 seasons), Williamstown Theater Festival (5 Seasons), Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Dallas Theatre Center, Opera Boston, Geva Theatre Center, The Cleveland Playhouse, Vineyard Theatre, North Shore Music Theater, The Hangar Theater, Weston Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company, Millbrook Playhouse, Hudson Stage, Kitchen Theater, Utah Musical Theatre, among others.
Jennifer is a graduate of Ithaca College and Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.