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The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit by Rebecca Pride

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CHAPTER 8 Managing the Rehearsal Process

Fittings

As the rehearsals progress towards the second week, it may well be time for the ‘first fitting’. At this crucial time, the company of actors and creatives will be very keen to see whether the costumes that are beginning to emerge from the costume shop work with the staging and imagery that is being created in the rehearsal room. Is everyone on the same page with this show? Rehearsal notes will have been filtered through to the costume supervisor from the stage management team from day one at the ‘meet and greet’, so by the second week, there should be few surprises in store for the costume shop. It is very important for the supervisor to check the rehearsal notes on a daily basis, as it can be ...

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