Director Matthew Earnest will be staging Aphra Behn's "The Emperor of the Moon" at the University of Rochester this winter. I have been hired as the costume designer. 'Tis a late 17th century farce and Matthew has already put his creative spin to the play during casting. Most of the boys will play girls, and vice versa. These are some of my initial costume sketches, I just want to capture the feel of the period without doing strict historical clothing.
Cinthio is the only character cast as the correct gender, I plan to make the most of it as you can see.
Harlequin as a French clown of course. I can't wait to make this crazy wig.
The girl's Nanny...kinda like if Mary Poppins was played by a drag queen.