February 18, 2005

'Batboy' costume designer to discuss his craft

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Theater buffs: Mark your calendars and catch a free, behind-the-scenes visit with a costume designer on McLeod Theater's upcoming musical "Batboy." Southern Illinois University Carbondale's theater department is producing the play.

Richard Taylor will discuss and demonstrate creative processes used to design batboy's fangs and the many animal headdresses seen in the play.

His presentation will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 6, in the SIUC Communications Building's Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theatre. The final performance of "Batboy' follows at 2 p.m.

Taylor, a master of fine arts student in theater, also designed costumes for such previous productions as "The Mystery of Irma Vep" and "The Rut," among others.