When it comes to ingenuity and grit, There’s No People Like Show People... like no people you know. Look what our industrious and generous theater friends in New York and New Jersey are doing for our community!
Jeff Whiting at Open Jar Studios, the rehearsal studios that hosts our Axelrod casts in NYC, has converted their studios into a hospital gown factory, manned by Broadway costumers.
Mark Happel, of Scaramouche Costumes of Chester, NJ, has been making masks (instead of sequined dresses or period headpieces). The Axelrod has been collaborating with the multi-talented team at Scaramouche Costumes for the past four seasons.
Fashion professor Meghan Reeves, a wardrobe supervisor at the Axelrod, also has been making stylish masks and distributing them to family,
friends and colleagues. “That I have found a way to give back to my community during this time of need has given me a sense of peace and purpose, and I am glad I can donate an item that is so desperately need during these trying times!”
If you notice a shopper in Costco with a particularly stylish mask, it may be a Happel or Reeves original! Stay safe!