Peterborough, NH – Join us for our September Peterborough Players First Friday event in downtown Peterborough on September 6th from 6:00-7:00pm. The Mariposa Museum will once again host this event, this time a discussion with costume designer Bethany Mullins and Managing Director Keith Stevens on theatrical design process, from inception through production.
This event offers another rare “look behind the curtain” at what our audiences don’t see – the process, inspiration, collaboration, and finally creation that goes behind design elements that come together on a given show. What an audience experiences at a performance is the culmination of countless hours of design and direction work that result in an overall cohesive look, feel, sound, or flow of a production.
Bethany Mullins is both the Costume Shop Manager and Resident Costume Designer at the Players. She is a New York City based costume designer and technician. This summer, her deisgn work was featured in our productions of Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven and Gertrude Stein and a Companion, and will be seen in A Doll’s House, Part 2, and Rose. She has worked at theatres in New York and around the country as a designer, wardrobe supervisor, or stitcher. She has contributed her talents to touring productions like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. She attended the University of North Alabama as well as Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, where she graduated from their Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design Specialist programs in 2018.
This year, Keith Stevens marks his twenty-fourth summer season as Managing Director of the Peterborough Players. Under his leadership, the Players has greatly expanded its season, increased its budget, established a cash reserve, successfully completed two major capital campaigns, and renovated its facilities. Prior to coming to Peterborough, Keith worked for five years as the General Manager of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA. He has served on negotiating committees for the Council of Resident Stock Theatres and the League of Resident Theatres, and he holds an MFA in Arts Administration with a concentration in Directing from Virginia Tech and a BA in Theatre with a Capstone in Business/Marketing from Ohio State. He currently teaches as a lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Keene State College, serves as an adviser to the drama program at ConVal High School. This season, he directs A Doll’s House, Part 2 at the Players.
Be sure to bring your questions and thoughts to this unique event. Admission is free, doors open at 5:30 pm, and the program will begin at 6:00pm at the Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458.