Imagine you're working on, say, eight productions. One is a musical. Two are new plays. You have a first artistic conference on one. You're in tech on another. And, oh yeah, you can't afford an assistant.
That's not unusual for young designers who work mainly at small theatres. Costume designer Rachel Healy wishes she had someone to keep her organized and to track shows character by character — “to have a checklist in their hands instead of my head.” She'd like a