The Designs of Carrie Robbins

The Designs of Carrie Robbins

written by Annie O. Cleveland, fl. 2011 and M. Barrett Cleveland, fl. 2008 (Syracuse, NY: USITT, 2011), 130 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Award-winning costume designer Carrie Robbins likes to say she holds the record for designing flopped Broadway shows. In fact, she has designed 38 Broadway productions, and many of them were hits like Grease (1972), The Octette Bridge Club (1985), and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (2009). Her regional theatre and opera assignments have taken her coast-to-coast to design for many of the hallmark resident companies, including the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, and many more. Her outstanding work has been recognized with thirteen awards and nominations, but Carrie Robbins talents aren't limited to theatre. She was asked to design the clothes for Saturday Night Live in 1985 when Loren Michaels returned as executive producer, and she designed award winning uniforms for two of New York's hallmark restaurants, Windows on the World and the Rainbow Room. She is also a terrific tap dancer and was a guiding light and mentor to hundreds of students in NYU's Department of Design for Stage and Film. The Designs of Carrie Robbins by Annie O. Cleveland and M. Barrett Cleveland is the seventh book in USITT's series documenting the work of America's best theatrical designers. It is profusely illustrated with almost 100 exquisite costume renderings, sketches, and production photographs and it includes a complete design chronology, as well as a listing of her awards and honors. The foreword is by set designer Douglas W. Schmidt, with whom Carrie Robbins worked throughout her career. "This monograph by the Clevelands thoroughly demonstrates what incredible energy it must take to be Carrie Robbins." -- Laura Crow, in her review published in Theatre Design & Technology, Spring 2011.
Field of Interest
Annie O. Cleveland, fl. 2011, M. Barrett Cleveland, fl. 2008
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2011 United States Institute for Theatre Technology
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Syracuse, NY
Costume design, Theatre, Music & Performing Arts, Staging and Design, Carrie F. Robbins, 1943-, Costume design, Cenografia e Design, Escenografía y Diseño
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Cenografia e Design, Escenografía y Diseño

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