We’ve turned the skills of our costume shop towards custom mask-making in a creative approach to sustain theatre jobs and supply masks as Salt Lake and Summit Counties announce face mask requirements today.
We need to get the city back on its feet, but we all know by now that in-person theatre will be one of the later industries to come back to life, at least in the way it’s traditionally been produced.
Lost in the discussion is what happens to the employees of the industries that are completely shut down? Over the year, PTC employs hundreds of theatre professionals, who cut, nail, sew, paint, engineer – and unlike some of our community theatres, this is their full-time, benefitted profession. We need to find ways to bring them back to work as we wait for live theatre to return.
PTC’s website offers a variety of pre-selected prints and fabrics from their costume shop inventory but can also accommodate special requests and custom orders. The masks are the pleated version, with earloops, pockets for a removable filter and a nose wire if one chooses. Masks can be selected in small, medium and large.
Future offerings may include “bring your own fabric” or offering fabrics used from costume inventory for people who want to recognize their favorite productions.