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Cassie DeFile | Costume Design

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Distance in its Movement
Dance Film 
An interactive dance film utilizing contrasting themes and moods to evoke contrasting emotions. The experience can be found here: Distance in its Movement
This short film was created remotely between the director, cinematographer, choreographers, my co-designer and myself during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Choreographers: Piper Bockstahler, Katie Lingle
Director: Jesús López Vargas
Original Music: Dimitri Soto, remixed by Héctor Baltazar Tórres
Credits Music: Dimitri Soto, Christine Marie Salama
Cinematography: Athziri Morales, Jesús López Vargas
Video Editing: Jesús López Vargas, Merle DeWitt III
Coding: Merle DeWitt III
Costume Design: Ayrika Johnson, Cassie DeFile
Production Company: Moon Collective

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Two Gentlemen of Verona
New Swan Shakespeare Festival
Modern design set in 2019 with a focus on color and texture to distinguish  three different locations; the affluent seaside, the uncivilized forest and a metropolitan city.
 
Scenic Design: Tyler Scrivner
Lighting Design: Karyn Lawrence
Sound Design: Jack Bueermann
Stage Manager: Ariel Singer
Director: Beth Lopes
Photos: Paul Kennedy

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EL Wire Police Uniforms
EL Wire Police Uniforms

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El Henry Armor Project
The Beall Amphitheatre
A Chicano adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry VI. Post-apocalyptic design set in San Diego with a focus on the use of found objects and a mixture of time periods that reflects the culture of the world. This production was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These pieces were constructed in different locations by different artisans via remote design work. This project is a representation of my graduate thesis work.
 
Thesis Mentor: Holly Poe Durbin
Armor Artisans: Cassie DeFile, Ayrika Johnson, D Larsson McCanna, Sebastian Rock
EL Wire Artisans: Cassie DeFile, Ayrika Johnson, D Larsson McCanna

Director/Playwright: Herbert Siguenza
Photos: Cassie DeFile

 

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Company
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Set in the 1970s with a focus on unique color grouping and harmony, to help identify individuals and relationships among the larger group of characters. 
Scenic Design: Brandon PT Davis
Lighting Design: Jacob Brinkman
Sound Design: Garrett Gagnon
Wig Design: Elizabeth Blocker
Stage Manager: Kyrsten Goodrich
Director: Eli Simon
Photos: Paul Kennedy