Enter the world of renowned costume designer Carrie Robbins ’64 and her work of 40 years for Broadway, theatre, opera, and ballet. Find out why Robbins has been ahead of the curve in technology in her field, as she shares visual aids, slideshows, and actual garments. The new Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center and its Alice Griffin Jewelbox Theatre provide an unparalleled and intimate setting for this unique program.
Carrie Robbins ’64 has created pieces for more than 30 Broadway productions, as well as for theatre, opera, and ballet. She has been nominated for two Tony awards and has received five Drama Desk Awards and the Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for Costume Design. In 2011, the United States Institute of Theatre Technology and Broadway Press published a monograph on Robbins’ design work. Robbins is a 1979 Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Schedule: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres reception (includes wine and beer)
8:30–9:30 p.m. Educational program
9:30–10:00 p.m. Dessert reception
Cost: $35 Alumni Association members $50 Non-members
Details: All registrants must be at least 21 years old, as alcohol will be served. Business attire is suggested.
Register for City Lights event “Behind the Seams on Broadway” at the Perishing Square Signature Center in New York City, Monday, May 12.http://www.alumni.psu.edu/events/citylights/