At the end of the school year, my theatre teacher gave us a rather open-ended final assignment: take a piece of theatre, alter an element, and see how it effects the overall theme of the work. For rather complicated reasons, the project ended up getting cancelled- after I had already come up with ideas. I… Continue reading Concepts, Concepts
On Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing A Conversation With Edith Head by Paddy Calistro and Susan Claasen at Cal State Fullerton. The MAAM Alliance invited my sewing teacher and several of her students including myself to this event in order to support the next generation of costume designers. Before the show, we were… Continue reading A Conversation With Edith Head
Fall of 2016 seems like ages ago. I was just starting my last year of high school then, and now I find myself faced with my last month of high school. But, although Peter and the Starcatcher was long ago, my experience designing for it was too important not to blog about. This is a… Continue reading Costuming Peter and the Starcatcher
She is the sun And I am blinded by her eyes Burned by the brightness she brings As she steps into the room I see by the light That drips from her mouth In each word I am brought to life She is the sun And her laugh a solar flare If the stars could… Continue reading She is the Sun
Kiss Me, Kate has come to the attention of the Orange County Cappies, an organization in whihc high school students see and review theatre productions from other high schools. The reviews highlight the talents of both our performing and technical work. "The costumes, designed by Fifi Rodriguez, are constructed with excellent attention to detail. Outside… Continue reading Review Time!: Kiss Me, Kate
This year's spring musical at Fullerton High School was Kiss Me, Kate, and the show presented a lot of challenges for me as Assistant Costume Designer. To be completely honest, I hadn't expected this. The show has two distinct time periods that I know well, and the director's interpretation of the show was straightforward. What… Continue reading Costuming for Kiss Me, Kate
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