Jessica Camarero, Costume Designer

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Q: What has been your biggest challenge in creating the look for Hedwig?

A: Placing all of those tiny rhinestones. So many rhinestones! This show has some interesting pieces in it so I'm trying to figure out how to put my own spin on those things while staying true to the characters. I don't know if this show is challenging as it is exciting. It's very rare that I get an opportunity to do a show with only two actors. Because of that, I have more of a opportunity to focus on details like hand painting and rhinestoning that I don't usually get to do when I have a cast of 40. It's been fun so far to flex those not often used muscles! 

Q: What is your favorite part of the show and why?

A: I love when Hedwig gets into the audience and... interacts with various people. It's a lot of fun to watch and anyone who comes to the show should be prepared for anything and everything! You never know when the lady herself is going to set her sights on you!

Q: Not counting this show, do you have a favorite rock musical? (And why?)

A: American Idiot. I could do that show a million times over and never get tired of it! It was just so high energy and fun and fast paced... there was never a dull or boring moment backstage during that show!