Owner / Head of Costume
780 498 6208Christy has always wanted to be a costumer, but growing up in a small town with no one to sew with at home didn't provide many opportunities for this budding costumer. It was not until High School that Christy found her first costuming job at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin as their on-site costumer for staff and volunteers. Christy furthered her studies by attending the Red Deer College Costume Cutting and Construction; receiving her diploma in 2003. Christy has worked as a stitcher and cutter in local films and theatres and was the Assistant Head of Wardrobe Running for The Citadel Theatre from 2007-2010. Though the local costume industry kept Christy very busy, Theatre Garage began to demand her full attention. Christy has focused her efforts to the shop since 2010. Theatre Garage is pleased to construct the Wardrobe for Freewill Shakespeare festival for it's second year this spring with Christy as the Head of the department. There is nothing in the world Christy would rather be doing then working in wardrobe and is extremely grateful to do what she loves for a living every day.
SalesStephanie has had a healthy interest in all things artistic since the age of 4, when she took first place in the under-12 category for her painting entry in a bench show. Potential instructors sat up and took notice of the young tot’s ability to express herself visually, and her grandmother had her quickly enrolled in art classes. That early beginning gave Stephanie a love for the arts, and a solid background in working with palettes and textures. Now, she uses people as her canvas, with the same jaw-dropping results. While traveling between Edmonton and Vancouver, Stephanie has worked on local movie sets, photography shoots, and professional theatrical shows. She continues to take every opportunity showcasing her abilities in special effects makeup, airbrush and body paint.
Hayden has been a makeup artist for 9 years and a Drag Queen for almost 2 years. The winner of Best Face at the 2018 Stiletto Awards for their makeup and they are very excited to share some tips and tricks to looking fabulous!
Makeup Artist, SalesGaylynne Fell has been a makeup artist across Canada and the United States for over 17 years and returned to Edmonton in 2004. Obtaining her makeup for film and television diplomas from Joe Blasco in Orlando Florida, and also Vancouver Film School she is well versed on the the many aspects of the industry. A love for special effects and editorial makeup has lead her to work with many photographers, designers, film crews and theater productions, showcasing her unique style and love of classic movie monsters as well as the beauty side of makeup. She is a former Makeup Instructor for many years as well as the first instructor to create a curriculum and manage an Advanced Special Effects Makeup diploma program in the province of Alberta. She is currently the owner and lead Makeup Artist/ Creative Director of The Makeup Art Space, a private makeup studio and retail store in Edmonton that exclusively sells her own brand of makeup; Gaylynne Fell Artistry Collection.
Nicole has been a Scenic Artist since 1997, and started with the Citadel Theatre around the year 2000. She is currently the Head Scenic Artist with the Citadel Theatre. She has painted for most of the larger theatre companies in Edmonton, and also had a short stint in Ontario for 3 months working for Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. Nicole studied Theatre Production at Grant MacEwan College (1994) and has also done the work study program at the Banff Centre (2001).
Assistant Head of Makeup at The Citadel TheatreKatie is the assistant head of Wigs and Makeup at the Citadel Theatre. Trained at Blanche MacDonald in Vancouver, and Marvel College in Edmonton, Katie is an industry professional with oodles of experience. It is always a pleasure when we get to share her knowledge with you and help you take your costumes to that next level.
InstructorKilo is a personal and professional prop and set design and fabrication background for about 5 years, with 3d modeling and design along with animation and rigging for over 10 years. Specializing in EVA foam work and distressing/finishing for the past 8. A jack of all trades, who loves interacting and assisting new people who want to further thier creative powers.
Chelsea Kerr is a freelance hairstylist hailing from Edmonton, AB. With a family involved in theatre, television, and movie production, her knack for cosplay and wig styling began early as she designed, built, and showcased wigs and costumes beginning in high school. As an always crafty person, she taught herself many crafts and techniques that she still uses today when working on costumes or projects. After successfully graduating from Marvel College’s school of hair design, she entered the workforce immediately and has spent 6 years honing her craft and found a specialty in unique colours and colour corrections. She also serves as a wig builder and designer for members of Edmonton’s drag community. Recently, she has begun pursuing her life long dream of working in stage productions and hopes to continue to pursue it in the future. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys other crafty pleasures such as cross stitch and knitting and she is also a giant nerd. You can see all she has to offer on her instagram, @hairbychelseakerr
Megan Koshka is a freelance Canadian theatre designer, based in Edmonton Alberta. She is a part of the Associated Designers of Canada and is a graduate from the University of Alberta with a degree in set, costume and lighting design (BFA). Select credits include set and costume design for Peter and the Starcatcher(Citadel Theatre) both of which she was nominated for a 2017 Sterling Award, Irma Voth (Theatre Network) where she was again nominated for a 2017 Sterling Award for her set design, costume design for Fortune Falls (Catalyst Theatre), 2016 Freewill Shakespeare Festival (Free Will Player's Theatre Guild), production design for The Other (Pyretic Productions), and associate costume design for Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre, 2015 Sterling Award Best Costume Design). View her portfolio online at www.mkoshka.com