Brynne is a costume designer, originally from Portland, Oregon. Growing up on a volcano in the majestic forests of the Pacific Northwest, nourished by wild caught salmon and an overstuffed bookshelf, is the root of her creative spirit. Storytelling is her outlet for exploring and sharing the world, always eager to learn and seek new worldviews. As a costume designer, nothing brings her more pleasure than collaborating with fellow artists to craft a thoughtful world where every voice is heard and considered. Though currently based in New York, Brynne can be found anywhere she goes on a quest for delicious food and fascinating historical sites.
A Woman of No Importance
This production was originally canceled in 2020 due to COVID lockdown. The creative team returned for a masked, socially distant version in 2021. Set in the 1930s, this production hoped to make the Victorian world of Oscar Wilde resonate with a modern audience while keeping true to the dialect of his time.
Written by: Oscar Wilde
Director: Janet Zarish
Produced By: NYU Tisch Grad Acting/Design
Venue: Jack Crystal Theater
Outsider, Vianne, arrives in the traditional French town of Lansquenet to open a chocolate shop. Though met with resistance, she is ultimately able to warm the hearts and open the minds of the villagers.
I am so moved by the magical quality of transformation that is alive in this story. I found it important to reimagine this story and highlight the Guatemalan heritage of the protagonist, Vianne, that was neglected in the Hollywood film but is a key element of the screenplay. Not only was it important to be true to the identity of Vianne, but I also wanted to make sure the Mayan roots of Cacao were honored and featured in my storytelling.
Screenplay by: Robert Nelson Jacobs
The Magnificent Seven
A small village hires seven men to help protect them from bandits.
In designing this story, I wanted to investigate and honor the diverse cultural groups of the Texas-Mexico border where the story takes place.
Screenplay by: Walter Bernstein
In his pursuit of mastery over human life, Victor Frankenstein loses his own humanity birthing his creation who haunts him to the ends of the earth.
My retelling of Frankenstein reflects my own worst fears of being a creator. My nightmares of what could happen if my creative projects consumed me and how that impacts my relationships.