Meet Lora Kaup, the costume designer for Cock

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Currently an adjunct professor teaching theatre, costuming, and makeup at Iowa Western Community College, Lora Kaup has been costume design professionally for 11 years in the Omaha metro area.  Cock marks her fourth costume design for SNAP!  Her previous shows were:

  • Paris Letter
  • 
Come Back Little Sheba
  • Mama’s Girls

A Passion for Change

When not designing, Lora fundraises for local nonprofits and produces the IWCC productions. she is particularly drawn theatre that is provocative, generates discussion, or in some way helps shift perspectives about society and our community. When she can grab a spare moment to breath, she loves cooking and baking and curling up on the couch to watch a movie with her husband, Mike Pray.

The List

We asked Lora to give us 5 remarkable facts about costume designing Cock and here they are!

  1. The costumes have to do a lot of communicating. The scenic, lighting and sound design are more abstract and sparse, so the costumes have tell us about where we are in time and space.
  2. The costumes are all contemporary period with a color pallet that includes warm tans, reds, yellows, toasty browns, with a few blue accents. These colors were specifically chosen because they are typical roaster plumage, as well as, they will stand out from the dark scenic elements.
  3. Each character is styled for their occupation, age, and personality.
  4. When I pull costumes from stock or go shopping, I imagine that I am the character and I’m choosing just the right outfit.
  5. Each show takes me between 60 -150 hours to research, discuss, design, pull, shop, fit, alter, and add final details and touches.

Cock opens March 4 and runs through March 27.  Join us to see Lora Kaup’s costumes on stage. Tickets are on sale now – go to here to purchase yours today!

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One of Lora’s inspiration boards for Cock.

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