Presenter Profile

Ted Stark

Guest Artist, University of Colorado at Boulder

Ted Stark began working in theatrical costume construction in 1987 with The Virginia Shakespeare Festival and The Juilliard School. Over the years he has made costumes for numerous organizations and productions including 17 seasons at The Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Washington Opera, Alley Theatre, Huntington Theatre and a number of Broadway productions including The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, The Sound of Music and, most recently, A Christmas Story, The Musical. Ted is an Assistant Teaching Professor, Costume Production Manager, and heads the BFA Design/Tech/Management program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ted also runs tascocouture in Denver, building costumes for professional performance.

Ted's Workshops

    Fast and Effective Old Age Makeup

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    Old age makeup – we need it in every show, but it never works! There is a fast and easy way for beginners to effectively portray old age!

    How To Drape and Pattern Your Own Costumes

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    Learn to custom make your own costume patterns using the fundamentals of draping and flat patterning. Who knew it could be this easy?!

    Making Cinderella’s Transformation Dresses!

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    A draper's treat and challenge -- how to make Cinderella magically transform from her peasant look to her ball gown while on stage! In this workshop, I will walk you through my process of discovery as I met this challenge for a holiday production of Cinderella!

    Stage Machinery

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    Stage machinery and automation exists to aid in the staging of effects, either visible or invisible to the audience to aid in rapid scene changes and create magical illusions. The tradition of mechanical spectacle through stage machinery has a long history. In this presentation we will explore some of the different systems used in the theatre to create live spectacle, we will discuss fly systems, trap doors, turn tables & revolves, elevators & lifts and all the other systems that have been developed to lift, push, spin, pull, and fly performers and scenery. Additionally, we will learn about the power systems and their controls that make these movements possible, from human powered counterweight systems to hydraulics, pneumatics, and electric winches including the pros and cons of these different power output systems.

    Wigs 101

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    In this workshop we will discuss types of wigs as well as making, styling and the proper ways of putting on wigs!