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Finding the Fit: The Art of Costume Design

Samantha Jones’ sketch for ‘School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play’ by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lili-Anne Brown at the Goodman Theatre. (Courtesy of Samantha Jones)

In the theatre, costumes are more than mere dressing—they are storytelling instruments no less than props and sets and sounds, or actors themselves, for that matter. In this special issue we look at this often looked-at but nevertheless overlooked art and craft through the eyes and sketches of some of its most accomplished and promising practitioners.

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