John D. Woodland, Costume Designer and Associate Professor at Wayne State University, wanted to bring his designs to life for the Hilberry Theatre’s upcoming Michigan premier of Detroit.
Before beginning the costume renderings, each of the cast members was photographed so their likenesses could be used to help display the true nature of each design. This heightened realism adds to the story of each character, not only for the other members of the design staff, but for the actors and director Lavinia Hart as well.
Join us for opening night January 11! On January 31 and February 1 playwright Lisa D’Amour will be in town to participate in postshow talkbacks. Detroit has only been staged in three other places – Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Playwrights Horizons in New York, and the Royal National Theatre in London, and the Hilberry Theatre is proud to be the fourth to offer this hilarious and touching show in Midtown, Detroit!