Kate Dombrowski who is currently costuming THE CURIOS SAVAGE, our next Furlan Auditorium production which runs February 28 – March 17, 2019, now in the Sunset Spotlight.
- When did you first become involved at Sunset Playhouse and what areas have you been involved with here at the Playhouse?
I am currently in my 4th season with Sunset. My primary area has been costuming; however, as of the last Volunteer Recognition Night, I have taken on the role of “Dessert Lady”, providing the sweet treats for the end of the dinner.
- If you are working on a Sunset show right now, what is your role?
I am costuming “The Curious Savage”.
- If an actor, what has been your favorite role to date and what is your dream role? If a Production Team member, which show have you most enjoyed working on? What show would you like to do in the future?
This is a tough question. As my favorite show, I would have to choose “And Then There Were None”. I love the forties, I love Agatha Christie and I loved the challenge of the grey-black-white palette (with a touch of red).
I would love to costume “Charlie’s Aunt”.
- What do you enjoy most about the Sunset?
Question 3 was difficult, because I truly enjoyed all of the shows I’ve costumed for Sunset. Staying connected with theater, following my retirement as a librarian and middle school director; going back to my roots as a techie; using my sense of fashion, and ability in the area of clothing construction; using my library skills in researching historical periods; and, most importantly, getting to know and collaborate with so many terrific actors and technicians, and the great administrative staff, have all contributed to the enjoyment and satisfaction I have found here.
- When not at Sunset, how do you spend your time?
A great deal of my time is taken up with our 5 and 8-year-old granddaughters, who, with our daughter, have moved to within a 10-minute walk of us. I am a member of a book club and of the Greendale Public Library Board. I substitute teach for the Greendale schools, quilt and sew, cook and bake, and read-a lot! My husband and I travel, camp, and are members of the Milwaukee Public and Milwaukee Art Museums. We enjoy jazz and Big Band music; and make the rounds of local thrift and book stores, and estate and rummage sales. (As well as seeking them out in almost every city we visit)
- What is your favorite color/food/movie/TV show/book/musical or play?
Personal favorites are: almost any shade of blue, for color; and dark chocolate paired with a red wine, for the food/drink choice. My favorite movie is a Gene Tierney/Dana Andrews mystery, “Laura”. I’m not much of a regular television viewer; but I really enjoy “The Big Bang Theory”. Since the age of 10, my favorite book has been “Jane Eyre”, by Charlotte Bronte. I would travel a reasonable distance to see any production of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” or “Charlie’s Aunt”; and so far, my favorite musical is “Mamma Mia”.
- What is your favorite quote?
“Never judge a book by its movie”
Head Shot thanks to Wimmer Photography