Christy Hutchinson

Christy Hutchinson

Owner / Head of Wardrobe

780 498 6208

She/Her
Christy 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 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.    
Gaylynne Fell

Gaylynne Fell

Makeup Artist, Workshop Instructor

She/Her
Gaylynne 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 Deibert

Nicole Deibert

Workshop Instructor

She/Her
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).
Chelsea Kerr

Chelsea Kerr

Workshop Instructor

She/Her
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  
Kat Astrophic

Kat Astrophic

Workshop Instructor

She/Her
Kat Astrophic has been a local drag entertainer since 2016, and has built a reputation involving theatrical performances and intricate makeup looks. Off the stage Kat has been a professional makeup artist for 6 years, specializing in optical illusions, cosplay, fashion shows, and graphic eye looks. Kat is extremely passionate about makeup as an art and a form of expression, and is wildly encouraging of all walks of life utilizing makeup in whichever way they want to express their identity. She lives by the phrase, "In makeup there are no rules, only guidelines." --
Rielle Pavot

Rielle Pavot

Workshop Instructor

She/Her
Rielle is an Honors graduate from Advanced Special Effects Makeup Prosthetics and Props program from Sheridan College.  Halloween has been the one true love of her life and one of the biggest reasons she was interested in her program.  Her biggest interests are puppets, both stop motion and felt, and props, this comes from her love of crafting.  Chatting with people about costumes and craft ideas gets her super excited to find (or create) exactly what you're looking for.
Stephanie Ryder

Stephanie Ryder

Workshop Instructor

She/Her
Stephanie 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.
Devin Sininger

Devin Sininger

Workshop Instructor

He/Him
Devin has been working with leather for nearly 20 years. Called to action by low quality imported leather gear, he called his friendly neighborhood leather supplier, ordered all the supplies necessary to get started and figured it out as he went. Under the name Fanatically Inclined Leather Co. he has been making and selling items through stores, online, and at markets, expos and events since.

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