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From the costume shop…

Hello! My name is a Grace Kang and I just finished working as a mainstage costume intern for Big Fish and as a costume designer for Taproot’s Summer Acting Studio. This is actually my second year interning at Taproot. I had such a fun experience as the Summer Acting Studio’s costume intern last year that I was eager to come back!Grace Kang

I recently graduated from Dixie State University in St. George, Utah where I received a degree in theatre with a focus on costume design and technology. After graduating, I moved back to Washington to work on Big Fish and the first Musical Theatre Revue of the Summer Acting Studio season.

My favorite part of the internship has been working with a wide variety of people. Being around so many different people has offered me new perspectives and allowed me to expand my creative process. I also appreciate how there is room to collaborate between the other interns, because I feel like there can be more isolation between departments in larger companies.

I have learned a lot transitioning from my undergraduate program to an internship. After interning at Taproot, I definitely feel more confident as a designer and a stitcher. I feel more prepared to handle the challenges that will come with working in different environments and I am looking forward to continuing my training. Working at Taproot has taught me to stay open to different ideas and say, “yes” to trying new things. Even though my internship has ended, I am very excited to continue my education and training using the invaluable experiences and skills that I have gained while working at Taproot!

Design credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, God of Carnage, The Country Wife and Taproot’s Summer Acting Studio. My favorites from Acting Studio have been Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Seussical.



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