A Midsummer Night's Dream Rutgers Theatre Company Costume Design
Director: Lian Walden Costume Design: Christianne Bakewell Set Design: Matt Crane Lighting Design: Maximo Grano De Oro Photography: T Charles Erickson
The company of actors in this production were part of the Rutgers Conservatory at the Globe in London. Upon their return to New Jersey they remounted the production with a new director and design team.
One of the themes the state side production explored was feminine liberation within the world of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Costumes used cage hoop skirt pieces on the Athenian women as a nod towards cages and limitations of the society. They were shed in the forest when the women began to realize their agency.
Hermia (Simone Grossman), Hellena (Kelsey Rainwater), and Lysander (Annie Unger) Production Shot: T. Charles Erickson