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Nicole Del Cul

Wardrobe Supervisor / Independent Business Owner

Drayton Entertainment

Job Description

When you go and see a stage play, I am responsible for everything that the actors are wearing. From their pants, shirts, dresses, right down to their undergarments.

I help the designer and director come together and get their combined vision across.

I help in all the costume fittings, make sure that each piece of clothing fits perfect and ensure that the actors will be able to do what they need to do on stage, like dancing and jumping.

I work with the stage management team to get all the backstage paperwork done so that when we do a dress rehearsal everyone knows where they are going and what they are changing into.

Relevant School Subjects

  • Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Design/Arts
  • Not for Profit
  • Performing Arts/Entertainment
  • Personal/Other Services

Career Story

My parents were involved in theatre my whole life and they got their start on their high school tech crews/drama clubs. When I went to high school, I joined the tech crew and got the theatre bug. From there I applied to a number of universities and colleges for theatre school.

I got into Ryerson University for the technical theatre program and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance production. During university, I worked for a number of productions companies in Toronto and I went to Banff to work at the summer festival, in the wardrobe department.

When I graduated I got a job working with Drayton Entertainment, working in the wardrobe department. I started off as stitcher and worked my way up to be the Wardrobe Supervisor. I share the second in charge position with my co worker who is the other Wardrobe Supervisor. I have worked for Drayton since 2007, I also continue to do work on the side for other production companies.

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