Monday, April 10, 2006

Emilie Broughton: Defining Characters, Developing Worlds

Interview by Followspot (pdf)
April 2006

This anthropologist-turned-costume-designer seeks opportunities to convey a character’s persona — the quintessence of a person’s relationship with their reality. Broughton’s unique work combines her penchant for period garb while acquiescing to her thirst for theatrical style, turning an otherwise ordinary wardrobe into an attractive metaphor that instantly evokes person and place.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

And she's gosh-darn purty too! :)

You can see her work right now in Profile's "Redwood Curtain" and Pixie Dust's "Full Monty".

Dan said...

Love the article! love Love LOVE Emilie, even when she costumes me in mesh wire netting! Such an incredible sense of style. She is walking brilliance, and quite a hottie too!

Hmm, there's no pic from Miracle in the interview. You know, you could have asked! I'm terribly hurt now. Somebody assuage my ego please...

Follow Spot said...

[hmm - tried to post this once, and it didn't seem to stick, so if it shows up twice, now you know why]

Aw, Dan, you already were on the cover of Olga's profile!

Maybe I can pull some strings to get you on the cover of Mister May's exposé ... ;)

Dan said...

Well, I wasn't expecting to be on the cover, but Emilie knows there will never be another Rufo! And I wasn't just talking about me, you know. I'm not vain (am I?) Emilie has designed a lot of stuff here, including Neal Starbird in some pretty decent pants.

Neal said...

Oh, for the love of...

Dan said...

http://www.milagro.org/english/Performance/MiracleMainstage/lorca.htm

From the pics on our old Lorca page you can't really tell the true quality of Neal's pants, but the shots of Darius in the shimmering emerald lamé dress is priceless and just pure Broughton.

Tom said...

First, Emilie rocks! She knows I think so, but I am really glad others seem to think so as well. Just a totally kick ass person and collaborator.

Second, can we please get off this obvious recurring theme in the comments of this blog. For real, its sort of creepy.

Tom

Dan said...

SORRY! I was only speaking of it in jest referring back to several creepy anonymous responses obsessing on said recurring theme. I will put the mallet down and leave the dead horse to decompose in peace. Please forgive the indulgence, Tom.

Nate said...

I have never looked better than in my Farrah Fawcett t-shirt and blood-red pajamas. Emilie is wonderful. Kudos to her, and kudos to Followspot for highlighting such a special talent.

Camille Cettina said...

Not only is Emilie a remarkably talented costume designer, but she is a phenomenal collaborator. I have loved working with her both as an actor and as a director, and hope I get to work with her again soon!!! And, well...she inspires me to be a better dresser, what more can i say?

Emilie said...

Thank you all so much for reading and responding to this interview. I tried to choose pictures that focused a bit more on my out of town stuff since I know the majority of you have had the opportunity to see local productions I have participated in. Of course there is always more to add, I have a production of Neil Simon's Fools up at Second story Rep. in Redmond, WA right now and assisted on UP's production of Sweet Charity that goes up this next week. And just got back from LA where I'm starting a clothing company. Thanks again to all of you who I have worked with in my time here.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who works on a zombie movie must be cool. I mean, does a zombie even think about what he/she is gonna wear when it goes out prowling? Holy hoots, that's gotta take some interesting research on the part of a designer.