Short Courses

Colour in Stage and Costume Design – webinar

The SDC Webinar Series.

Julane Sullivan, Costume Designer.

Julane Sullivan is a costume designer and owner of ‘All Dressed Up Costumes’, a rental company providing one-of-a kind costumes for professional and educational theatre companies across the United States; she also teaches theatre makeup at North Central College, a University in the United States.  At North Central College she has designed costumes for productions including Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast and most recently The Laramie Project, Spring Awakening and Wellesley Girl.  Favourite design credits include Aida, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Schooner, Sunday in the Park With George, and A Little Night Music.  Her work is on display at the Sitka Historical Museum in Alaska featuring replications of an 1800’s Russian Prince and Princess, and indigenous attire of the Tlinglet tribe. Upcoming projects include designing costumes for Children of Eden starring Tony award winner Norm Lewis and creating attire for the 2021 Jane Austen Society Convention.


Course Covers:
  • Understanding how colour choices support and enhance the story telling of the playwright and actors.
  • Appreciate how a design team works together to ensure the colour story is in sync between the scenic design, lighting design and costuming.
  • Have an awareness of the psychological effects of colour in a theatre environment, and how colour informs subconsciously of relationship and relations.

The SDC Webinar Series


Julane Sullivan, Costume Designer

Recording Date: 19 January 2021