Bernadette graduated at the beginning of the industry shutdown from West Texas A&M University, but it didn’t stop her from doing what she loves to do. Bernadette has worked at Six Flags as a Stage Manager, The Lost Colony as a technician, CocoMelon on Tour as Asst. Carpenter, and Madagascar as Head Carpenter. Touring has been her favorite job so far because she likes to travel, see all the new places, meet new people and the different ways they work or problem solve. She loves being a jack of all trades. Bernadette is excited to help out the Mac-Haydn as a wardrobe supervisor and see where else her career will take her.
Rebecca is thrilled to be a part of Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Summer 2023 season! As a recent graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, she has participated in many aspects of technical theater but especially loves working in wardrobe. FDU theater credits include costume designer (The Children’s Hour), wardrobe supervisor (Tartuffe), wardrobe crew (Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, Twelfth Night, As You Like It), and props master (A Little Night Music, First Date, Steel Magnolias). Rebecca has also gone back to work on theatre productions at Hamden High School, as the scenic charge artist (Pride and Prejudice), lighting designer (The Way They Go), and scenic designer/charge artist (Legally Blonde), and has found much enjoyment in working with and teaching high school students about the technical side of theater. Many thanks to family and friends. Finn and Venus, I love you!
April Gerbode is a hair and makeup artist working in theatre, film, print, and events. The daughter of a movie buff, April’s exposure to makeup and practical effects began in early childhood and remained a constant fascination as she participated in community theatre productions. April holds a Special Business Degree in Special Makeup Effects from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program at Douglas Education Center where she studied theatrical makeup, wig making and styling, mold making and casting, prop and costume fabrication, prosthetic design and application, digital sculpting, and animatronics. Favorite projects include Other World (Delaware Theater Co.), Julius Caesar (Mountain Community Theater), and Isaac’s Eye (Sidereal Theater Co.). Love to Bo, Mo, Doc and Dil.
Cole Capobianco is thrilled to return to the Mac-Haydn backstage for their third season. After spending this past winter revamping the Mac’s costume stock, Cole is overjoyed to switch gears from putting garments on hangers to getting them on performers. A true labor of love, Cole’s costumes overhaul journey brings new and improved costume shop, loft, and annex infrastructure, but not without the love, help, and support of the MHT family. Cole would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Skip Spateholts, David Tankersley, John Saunders, and James Benjamin Rogers in particular for making it all possible. Here’s to another excellent summer of art and laundry – break legs and enjoy, folks!
You can check out this and more of Cole’s work here: flickr.com/photos/colecapodesign/albums