A welcome back goes out to Alexa Larson, a Costume Designer originally from Billings, now living in Houston. Alexa returns for a second season at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse and it’s great to have her back! Get to know Alexa below…
What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?
Costume Designer — Addams Family
Costume Shop Staff — Footloose, Annie, and Man of La Mancha
How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my second year at Bigfork. Last year I designed the costumes for Thoroughly Modern Millie. I chose to come back to Bigfork to be able to design again — and for the scenery. I’m a Montana native, but now reside in Houston, so it’s nice to be back in the mountains and enjoy a humidity free summer.
Please share your personal history with theatre.
I never grew up with theatre in my life beyond the Christmas concerts at school. I sort of just fell into the costume design world while pursuing a degree in fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design.
I took an Intro to Production Design class and was instantly hooked! From that point I switched my major to Production Design while simultaneously taking fashion courses and eventually transferred to the University of Montana to finish my degree and to have the opportunity to design costumes before graduating.
What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
My favorite things to do during our little time off is to be outside, eat huckleberry ice cream, and peruse the little shops in downtown Bigfork and Kalispell.
What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?
After Bigfork, I’ll be heading down to Vail, Colorado to work as the Wardrobe Assistant for the Vail International Dance Festival. Soon after that ends in August, I’ll be back in Houston to continue working for the Houston Ballet in the costume shop.