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COSTUME DESIGNER

DESIGN PROCESS.

To me, from the very first time I listened to "In the Heights" to now, the story has always been about the people, culture, memories, and their dreams. From the streetlight to the subway, all of the "everyday" tasks and duties that are a representation of daily "life" create  the world known as Washington Heights. With "paciencia y fe" (patience and faith), this community becomes a home focused on family,  love and acceptance. For this theoretical production, the concept was to create an artistically stylized adaption of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" that embraces New York and Washington Height's scenery expressed via costume design. To overall, recognize, capture and represent the people, their stories and their hearts.

INSPIRATIONAL SONG(S): "Parachute"

Arrangement by AM!R

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Inspirational artwork (artist unknown).

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE.

When I was younger, I'd imagine what would happen if my parents had stayed in Puerto Rico. Who would I be if I had never seen Manhattan, if I lived in Puerto Rico with my people? 

My people! 

I feel like all my life, I've tried to find the answer: working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can. I thought I might find the answer out at Stanford, but I'd stare out at the sea thinking, where'm I supposed to be? So please don't say you're proud of me, when I've lost my way. 

- NINA, ACT 1

WORLD OF THE PLAY.

COSTUME RESEARCH.