Costuming panel set for Feb. 2

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Theatre Lovers Community, an arm of the Albuquerque Theatre Guild, presents a panel discussion by local theatre costumers, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Musical Theatre Southwest’s Center for Theatre, 6320-B Domingo NE (just south of Expo NM). 

Participants will learn how these sorcerers of the sewing needle get their inspiration and experience, about their most challenging projects and worst disasters, what it is like working with actors and more.
“Ever wonder who dreamed up that gorgeous costume on the ingénue? What makes the villain look so evil?” asks Kay Grant, founder of Theatre Lovers Community. 

Panel participants include:

• Barbara Bock, moderator. Bock is a visual artist who has designed sets and costumes for more than 100 productions since her arrival in New Mexico in 1976. Among her projects are designs for hand-painted 18th century gowns.

• Dorothy Baca, professor and costume designer for the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance, has professional television and film credits that include “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Major Dad,” “Charles in Charge,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Batman and Robin,” “The Longest Yard” and “What Women Want.” Baca was the costume supervisor on “Suspect Zero,” starring Ben Kingsley and Border Town, both filmed in New Mexico.

• Rosemary Castro-Gallegos designed and built costumes for more than 25 years. She has been the costume/wardrobe supervisor at the National Hispanic Cultural Center since 2004, designing for the Patty Disney Zarzuela Series and Teatro Nuevo Mexico. Some productions include “Luisa Fernanda,” “La Tabenara,” “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” “Yerma,” “The Fence,” “Real Women Have Curves” and “The House of Bernarda Alba.” She has been resident costumer for St. Pius X High since 2003. Castro-Gallegos designs for Bosque School, New Mexico Young Actors, Play Conservatory and Landmark Musicals.

• Joe Moncada is a dancer and dance teacher, and has costumed for dance competitions, ballet and musical theatre. He designs and constructs dance and theatre costumes keeping in mind the performer’s body type and style. Most recently, he costumed Landmark Musicals’ productions of “Annie,” “1776,” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Reservations are recommended for this event. Tickets for TLC members are $5. ATG individual members’ tickets are $5 before Jan. 18 and $8 after that date. 

General admission is $10 before Jan. 18 and $13 after. Send checks made out to Theatre Lovers Community to TLC — Costume Panel, P. O. Box 20307. Albuquerque, N.M. 87154-0307. 

Provide your name, telephone number and email address for confirmation. Indicate the names and categories (TLC member, ATG member) for each person in your party. 

Reservations received after Jan. 18, or those who arrive at the door without a pre-paid reservation are space permitting only.