A costume designer and instructor at State Fair Community College has been honored for her work in the musical “How I Became a Pirate.” Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone speak with Becky Scott:
The musical is based on a popular children’s book, so they worked around the illusrations to make the costumes. “We figured that probably a lot of the school kids that were coming to see the play would be familiar with the book, and a lot of them did have it where, the school field trips, the teachers would have read the book in class,” said Scott. “So the kids were already very familiar with the book. And the idea was to try to get the costumes recognizable to the kids when they came to see the show. That they would kind of recognize them from seeing them already in the book.”
Scott’s work will be displayed in the festival’s costume parade at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
“It takes place mostly on campus. They have a large theater there, and then a couple of smaller spaces. And they do a week-long festival with a lot of different productions, a lot of workshops, a lot of different awards, a lot of different playwriting competitions. It’s a very large festival. It’s a national festival; there’s eight different regions across the United States.”
The festival will be held January 19th through the 25th. SFCC students will model five costumes from the production.