The Heywood Legacy: Twenty Years of Costumes for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre

March 17 – May 10, 2009

talbotIn England, they call Judy Heywood’s job “Costume Interpretation,” a term that aptly describes what she has done for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre for more than twenty years. She has taken two-dimensional drawings by MFA Costume Design students and turned them into three-dimensional sculptures, filling the gaps between reality and renderings, helping to choose the correct fabric to achieve the right drape, and creating the most appropriate style lines for the period and the performer’s physique while respecting the role each costume plays in a production.