Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei will lead the workshop “Accessibility in Costuming” on September 21 as part of a series presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (UTSITT). The webinar will present methods to center accessibility in the costume process, sharing research, case studies, and best practices.
Amidei has had a long active career as a designer and playwright in the Chicago theatre world, where she is an ensemble member of the Strawdog Theatre Company, Lifeline Theatre, and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. She joined the UNC Charlotte theatre faculty in 2015 and serves on the College of Arts + Architecture Diversity Council. In 2017, she and her husband, actor Brian Amidei, founded Cartage Theatre Company in Charlotte.
Earlier this summer, Amidei’s costume designs for the Department of Theatre production of Pippin were featured in the USITT newsletter. Founded in 1960, USITT promotes dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology.