October 16, 2017
Magic Fruit: Meet the Magic Makers- The Costume Designer
Meet the “Magic Makers” behind the creation of Cornerstone’s upcoming production of “Magic Fruit”. We are thrilled to bring together this award-winning creative team to envision, design and produce the futuristic alternate reality that is “Magic Fruit”. This article is part of a series giving you a glimpse in to who these Magic Makers are. We asked each of the nine members from our Creative Team the same four questions. In the next several weeks, we will share those responses with you.
Meet the Costume Designer: Meghan E. Healey
What are 3 words that describe you.
“Creative, Wry, Ferocious”
“Shared by Sage Clemenco, who I met at my first institute.”
What is your connection to Cornerstone?
“I began working with Cornerstone in 2006 when I was asked to design costumes for Julie Marie Myatt’s, Someday, which was part of the Justice Cycle. I loved the mission and practice of the company, so I kept on working with them, even though it’s a long commute from my home in NYC.”
Why Magic Fruit?
“I designed three plays as part of the Hunger Cycle, and each of those communities really touched and transformed me as an artist and human being, so I really wanted to be part of this play. I think the play itself is poetic, passionate, funny, and heartbreaking by turns, so I was extremely excited to design it with this incredible artistic team which consists of several of my favorite collaborators.”
What do you hope the audience takes away from their experience?
I hope if they saw or were part of the other plays in the cycle that they see themselves and their connection to these other communities. If this is their first experience, I hope that it makes them see pieces of Los Angeles they never thought of and that they go home thinking about how each of our lives ripples out and affects our community and our world, and how that connection is our most powerful tool in making both a better, richer, more open place.
MEGHAN E. HEALEY (Costume Design) Recent work includes costumes for /peh-LO-tah/ with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Michael John Garcés (YBCA, Kennedy Center, BAM), José Rivera’s adaptation of The Maids (One-Eighth Theater NYC), Fishmen (INTAR NYC), The Body of an American (Wilma Theater), WE ARE PROUD… (Woolly Mammoth Theater). For Cornerstone- costumes for URBAN REZ, Love On San Pedro, Café Vida, Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical, The Unrequited, Someday, Flor, Jason in Eureka and scenery for Plumas Negras. She received her MFA in Design from NYU’s Tisch School, and is Chair of the Department of Drama, Theater, and Dance at Queens College CUNY, where she teaches design, puppetry, and experimental theater.
Experience “Magic Fruit” starting November 18, purchase your tickets today!