Missing tells a story everybody knows, about a woman no one remembers.
Set in Vancouver and along the Highway of Tears, this music drama is being created to give voice to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, and to show that each and every one of these missing people is honored.
Our libretto is by the distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements. Our composer is Juno-award winner Brian Current. Missing is co-produced by City Opera Vancouver and Pacific Opera Victoria.
I am honoured and blessed to be the Costume Designer for this opera. It is my first opera and stage performance, and it is such a different world than film.
http://www.cbc.ca – Review, Wednesday November 08, 2017, A new opera wants to shine a light on missing and murdered Indigenous women
2009 – The 40-city tour kicked off on July 2 in Anaheim and ended in October. I designed the opening number costume, a leather jacket, t-shirt, and pants. The leather jacket was made in 5 colors and we made multiples on the pants and t-shirt.
Thursday, June 25, 2009: I will always remember the day Michael Jackson died. I was working with a fellow designer on a belt for the This Is It Tour and was scheduled for a fitting on that fateful day. BET contacted me to recreate his iconic pieces for their show on Sunday. Things went into full swing at 2:30 pm.
Friday, June 26, 2009: The zipper jacket is being created. The Remember the Time gold pieces are being constructed.
Saturday, June 27, 2009: The zipper jacket is done. The Remember the time outfit is being cut out.
Sunday, June 28, 2009: BET Award Show – live-television, LA Coliseum. The sequin socks are being finished, and the gold-lamé body suit is being constructed. Jamie Foxx’s suit gets altered minutes before he goes on-stage with Janet Jackson.
I recreated of the infamous zipper jacket, The Remember The Time video costume, the Billy Jean sequin slouch socks and tailoring a suit for host, Jamie Foxx. I made all these pieces in 3 days. It was exhausting, it was exhilarating, it was an honour.
Costume Designer Warden Neil partnered with Carmen Thompson to recreate the Highschool Musical costumes for live performance during the Teen Choice Award show in Los Angeles, CA. Carmen also did the alterations and tailoring for the Jonas Brothers.