Costume, Hair, & Makeup Designer for SAG-AFTRA Production of “Testament”

Via Brooklyn Theatre Co.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Job Details


Via Brooklyn Theatre Co. is seeking a Costume, Hair, & Makeup Designer to begin work on their upcoming production of “Testament” written by Tristan Bernays and directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson, that will be filmed under a SAG-AFTRA contract in early October for release on Vimeo on Demand later this year. All Covid-19 regulations will be strictly in place as per SAG-AFTRA and NY State Government Regulations for the production. Please note that in order to keep the number of crew members on set to a minimum, we are bundling these three design positions together. The costume design fee will be paid separately from the hair and makeup design fee.



Via Brooklyn is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theatre company that develops theatrical productions, coupled with interactive programming, to engage audiences around the world. Our mission is to foster enthusiasm, contemplation, and community by blurring the traditional lines between stage, canvas, camera, music, page, and everything in between. We believe the synergy of artistic media can create visionary live theatre experiences.

Via Brooklyn has produced shows at venues such as 59E59, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Wallace Collection in London, and the Southampton Cultural Center. For more information please visit:



A sacrificial son. Sisters with a shocking secret. A man on Death Row. “Testament” invites you to bear witness to the dark underbelly of The Good Book. Set in modern day America, “Testament” explores the compelling re-imagining of four oft-forgotten Bible characters against a haunting score of gospel and blues as we behold how their lives have unfolded in today’s society.





-Costume design for five characters, one outfit each, in contemporary clothing

-Hair design on each day of filming (3 days are anticipated)

-Makeup design on each day of filming (3 days are anticipated). Please note that makeup design might involve verbally instructing actors step-by-step on how to do their makeup from a safe distance.

-Attend all necessary production meetings, either in person or online

-Respond punctually to communication with fellow production team members


-BA or BFA in Theatre, Film, Design, or Fashion

-Relevant costume, hair, and makeup designing experience

-Strong technical understanding of costume, hair, and makeup design for both the theatre and film mediums

-Strong knowledge of costume, hair, and makeup design for actors of all backgrounds

-Excellent communication skills

-A true team player and ensemble member

-Based in the NYC area




$500 flat fee for costume designer position, with separate budget for costume pieces. $200 per shoot day for hair and makeup design. Three shoot days are expected. Candidate will be hired under a 1099.



Pre-production is already underway, with rehearsals beginning September 21st. Filming will take place 3 out of 4 days from Friday, October 2 – Monday, October 5th. Employment would start upon contract signing and go through the wrap of filming estimated to be on Monday, October 5th.




If interested please submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio to


We look forward to hearing from you!


September 21, 2020 – October 5, 2020





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