Winter Camp

Now available until March 15th

Explore Shakespeare in Design!

A Video Series for Kids and Families

Have you ever been to a play and wondered how everything you see comes together from just words on a page? Who decides what the play looks like, from what actors wear, to the set they walk around on? How does it all get made?

This winter, in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation and the Patriots Foundation Winter Camp activity series, CSC brings Shakespeare to life in your home. Join professional theater artists as they take you into the process of creating a design for the theater in our series of 20 minute videos perfect for kids and families who want to learn the answers to these questions and more!

CSC will produce a series of two 20-minute videos by costume designer Brooke Stanton and scenic designer Efren Delgadillo Jr. Brooke will cover costume designs for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Efren will present scenic designs for Romeo and Juliet. Videos will be available to stream on CSC’s website through March 15th.

Speech-to-text captioning will be available for all videos, please use the CC button to access.  (We are equipped to respond to disability-related accommodation requests. Please get in touch with us at education@commshakes.org with any questions.)

Episode 1: Sketch to Stage: Costume Design

Episode 2: Scenic Design

Creative Team

Brooke Stanton
Costume Design
Brooke Stanton
Costume Design

Brooke Stanton is a costumer who has worked in theatre, film, and television. During her five years with George Lucas’ ILM, she built creatures for the “Star Wars Special Edition Trilogy” and “The Phantom Menace”. She has toured internationally and nationally designing for Peter Sellars. Other clients include Disney, Columbia Pictures, CBS, American Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Aspen Music Festival, Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, Commonwealth Shakespeare, New England Conservatory, and Odyssey Opera. She studied Costume Design at NYU and Textiles at California College of the Arts. www.brookestanton.com

Efren Delgadillo Jr.
Scenic Design

Born and raised in East LA. His work as a scenic designer has been recognized across the United States and Europe. Has designed with notable companies such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Woolly Mammoth, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Acting Company, BAM Harvey, The Getty Villa, CalArts’ Center for New Performance, Boston Court, Mixed Blood and Hartford Stage. He also collaborated with many directors and artists including Nataki Garrett, Christopher Acebo, Dámaso Rodriguez, Diane Rodriguez, Jessica Kubzansky, Karin Coonrod, Melanie Joseph, Casey Biggs, Mark Valdez, Michael Michetti, Larry Biederman, Jonathan Walters, Jesse Bonnell, Travis Preston, Culture Clash, Thaddeus Phillips and Carl Hancock Rux. His international work includes Laude in Urbis in Italy, Moonshine & Peepshow at the Edinburgh Festival and Flamingo/Winnebago in Novi Sad, Serbia.  Efren is a graduate of the University of California Irvine with a BFA in Studio Arts and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Scenic Design.  In 2010, Efren joined Poor Dog Group as Resident Designer. His designs with Poor Dog Group include Brewsie and Willie, Satyr Atlas, Dionysia, The Internationalist, Murder Ballad, Five Small Fires and Group Therapy.  Efren is an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at UC Irvine.

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