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Costumer for Alabama Story

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking a Costumer for its fall production of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones. Alabama Story is based on the true story in the 1950s about an Alabama State Librarian facing an effort to ban a children’s book about a white bunny and a black bunny who get married. This is a timely and moving story that weaves together historical occurrences with fictional characters to drive home the real-world implications of censorship and book-banning that we still face today.

Costumer will dress 6 actors and 5-6 understudies. Costumer will have access to costume stock of local college per a borrowing agreement.

Key Dates
Costumer will be available for anticipated 3-4 virtual production meetings, in-person designer run, tech week and wardrobe fittings in August-September. Dates confirmed according to cast and production team availability.

Production Schedule:
Rehearsals in September 2024 on weeknights and/or weekend days, with possible table work and/or fittings in August.

Tech week: Sunday, September 22 in the afternoon and Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26 in the evenings

Performances: show will run Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon matinees from Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 20, 2024.

Instructions to Apply:

To be considered, please send resume and portfolio/website link to Holly Robison,

Pay Rate/Range*: $300 stipend
Organization Contact Name: Holly Robison
Organization Email Contact:

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: $300 Stipend
Location: Chicago/Various