Garvin Hastings is a Costume Designer from Nashville, Tennessee, who’s based in New York City. Holding a B.F.A. from Syracuse University in Costume Design with a Minor in Medieval and Renaissance History, Garvin has spent the last three years at NYU Tisch, in pursuit of telling deeper, visual stories. They like to embrace any chance to incorporate their love for all things historical into their designs, and explore new ways to interpret and be inspired by the past.
Garvin feels most fulfilled during team collaboration with other creative minds, specifically, engaging with stories and storytellers. Outside of design, they enjoy exploring New York, listening to audio books, and reading history.
The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey is a 1923 tragicomic play centering around the inhabitants of a Dublin tenement house trying to live and cope in the midst of war, speaking to the constant trauma and psychological effects of living under the threat of political violence. This, for the design team, indirectly resonated with some of our contemporary anxieties of American life. To try to bring that contemporary resonance forward, we worked to craft a space that opened up the play to show the other main inhabitants of the house, hoping to emphasize the deeply interwoven community relationships in the play. The grayscale clothing aimed to evoke a memory of a time passed, but not so long ago. Donal Davoren writes the story as we progress through this memory, until the compressed container explodes into chaos and dissolution.
While on a silly quest to impress the wrong girl, Tristan Thorne encounters a fallen star, who has assumed human form. During a series of adventures, the star becomes a woman; and the boy becomes a man. Together, they learn the transformative, enduring powers of True Love. In the Epilogue, they marry; live a long life together; and finally return to the heavens, where they continue to shine brightly.
Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn
After the death of her parents, Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and stepsister on a Norwegian farm. When she meets the prince in the woods one day, they bond over their shared love for nature. Empowered by three magical hazelnuts, she decides to determine her own fate.
Three Wishes for Cinderella (Tre nøtter til Askepott) 2021
A jazz-age screwball comedy riff on Molière’s biting satire of pretense and learning. Betty wants to marry Dicky. Her mother Phyllis, a self-proclaimed intellectual and political activist, has another man in mind—namely, the poet and scheming opportunist Upton Gabbitt. Set in 1936 Manhattan against the backdrop of the Great Depression and impending war, this romantic comedy affirms that love conquers all.