A Stitch in Time

In 1971, Arena Stage Company founder Zelda Fichandler was the Washington, DC-based theatre's artistic director. Costume designer Marjorie Slaiman ran the costume shop, budgeting and assigning tasks to the “girls,” all four of them, on her staff. When she spoke to a reporter from Theatre Crafts, she was thrilled about the extra cutting table the shop carpenters had built for her. That brought Slaiman's cutting table total to two; the second one had wheels, so she could push it against t

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