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Baltimore's theater costumers don't let limited time or resources stifle their creativity

Baltimore's theater costumers don't let limited time or resources stifle their creativity

Heather C. Jackson splits her time between her makeshift work space in the bedroom of her Original Northwood home and her silver Prius, which she loads down with blue IKEA bags filled with garments.

Ben Kress spends most of his days scouring Etsy for vintage finds and helping to shape the looks for productions at Baltimore Center Stage. At night — and during his days off — he further hones his craft with other theater companies.

And you can find Kitt Crescenzo mixing up cocktails in Fells Point to make extra money to cover her commute to costuming gigs between the beltways.

Welcome to the life of a Baltimore-based costume designer.

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