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Hair and Makeup Designer

  • Work with Artistic Director to get a clear understanding of the concept of the production
  • Research hair and makeup styles of time period and location to ensure designs match the concept
  • Work with Costume Designer and Costumer as needed to coordinate things such as gloves and hats that may be in direct contact with wigs or makeup
  • Work within show budget as presented by the producer and approved by the Board
  • Arrange for makeup crew as needed
  • Sort DSL makeup stock ahead of time in preparation for production week
  • Distribute and track makeup from stock for those who need to borrow makeup
  • Clean up and restock makeup stock as necessary before the boxes return to the warehouse for storage
  • Schedule a session to present design to the cast in a clear/understandable way
  • Available or arrange for makeup crew to be available for production week rehearsals and performances
  • Communicate makeup design and instructions to cast in person (typically before a rehearsal) and in writing (typically by email)
  • Create designs that can be built within the budget provided by producer