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A Design Week Portland Event: Costume Designers in Conversation

Posted by Alice Hodge | 31 August 2015

A Design Week Portland October Pop-Up Event

Saturday, October 17 | 6 – 7 p.m. | On the mezzanine | Free

Join Alison Heryer, costume designer for the upcoming PCS productions of Our Town and Ain’t Misbehavin’ in conversation with costume designer and PCS costume shop manager, Mike Floyd. The designers will interview each other about process, collaborating with directors, lighting and scenic designers, and more. A Q&A will follow and the bar will be open!


Alison Heryer's costume designs for The King and I


Alison Heryer is an interdisciplinary artist whose work combines costume, installation, performance, and community engagement. Her work as a costume designer includes productions at Steppenwolf,  The New Victory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, ZACH Theatre, Redmoon Theatre, and La MaMa. She has exhibited work at the 808 Gallery, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art,  and Prague Quadrennial of Design and Space. Recent awards include the Austin Critics Table Award for Costume Design and the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant. Heryer holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of United Scenic Artists.  She is currently the Assistant Professor of Costume Design in the School of Theatre + Film at Portland State University.

Design renderings by Mike Floyd.

Mike Floyd manages the costume shop at Portland Center Stage which creates the hundreds of outfits needed for this season’s calendar. On Broadway, he has worked on the recent productions of Newsies; Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Tony Award for Best Costumes); Fela! (Tony Award for Best Costumes); and Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. In New York, his work has been seen at the Public Theater, the Acting Company, New York Theatre Workshop and the New York Classical Theatre. Regionally, he has worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Paper Mill Playhouse, Nashville Opera, among others. He has taught or designed at the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium; Rutgers and Northwestern universities; Colby, Providence, Colgate colleges; and the University of California Irvine. Mike received his M.F.A. in design from the Yale School of Drama and his B.A. from Kenyon College. He is a member of USA 829, the union for stage designers.
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