Designer and costumer helped by many

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To the editor,

This week Lenore Zann’s production of Shakespeare in the Park ran for three days in Victoria Park.

Every evening my name was announced as the designer and costumer of the production, but I did not single-handedly produce all of the nearly 50 costumes. Far from it. So I hope you will allow me this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful people who helped the costume aspect of this project come to life.  SarahCornelia Wechsler, of Clam Harbour, N.S., came to Truro and volunteered several days of finish sewing, as well as dressing opening night. Steve MacLean, of Halifax, lent us two replica 18th century soldier’s undress uniforms that lent an increased authenticity to the play and Murdo Messer made those soldiers amazing reproduction prop muskets. Helen Thompson loaned us additional costume pieces.  Jonathan Munro came and dressed two shows and was there to help strike the show at the end. 

Emily Clegg, despite a job that took her to Cape Breton, helped create costume pieces for the show’s musicians. Deborah Mitton opened the doors of Showcase Specialty to house the costumes and helped dress the shows as well. 

I also want to acknowledge our local Fabricville for the great fabrics. But lastly, I must thank the person who was both the anchor and rudder of my creative boat, the amazing Corrie Spearman, without whom the spectacle that was the costumes of this wonderful production, full of so many amazingly talented people, would not have been quite so vivid.  Thank you all for helping this come to life.  


Sarah Paterson


Geographic location: Clam Harbour, Halifax, Cape Breton

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  • Dj Murphy
    July 11, 2014 - 17:50

    Thanks for mentioning us (Fabricville) ROCK!!!!!