* Katie Sickmeier, our Resident Costume Designer, contributed to the 7th Grade Beauty Manifesto Costume project. Katie has been a phenomenal addition to the Fine Arts Department. She has led the way in organizing our Green Room with Jessie Friskney and Lauren Kreigh, making it a more professionally run experience for our students.Tech Theatre students who work on costume have learned the art of wig design, make-up, distressing costume, and how to support quick costume changes between scenes. At the beginning of every Mainstage Production, Katie talks to the cast about her design inspiration, her research process, and how character and storytelling are supported through costume. Throughout the year, Katie also works with the costume departments at IU Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Actors Theatre and Indianapolis Repertory Theatre. You can see two of her slides below, as she explained her design process for Urinetown.