Design notes- Andronicus is a play about terrible people doing terrible things to each other, in a brutal world where two cultures clash and the structure of society is barely held together by scraps and ugliness. For the costumes, that meant a heavily distressed, pieced together and slashed aesthetic. I took clothes donated by the cast and some thrifted items, dyed, cut up and reassembled them into a Frankenstein mashup of modern day and hints of other times and places. I used exposed seams, raw edges and mottled dye/paint work. Aaron’s suede references an Elizabethan jerkin; Titus and his sons’ clothes suggest armor. Overall, the palette of the Roman world is grey, the Goth world is green and Lavinia tracks from blue, to grey, to black in the final scene.