OF MICE AND MEN
By John Steinbeck
Directed by Kyle Metzger
Set Designer: Kevin Nelson
Lighting Designer: Theresa Kelly
Sound Designer: Andrew Garvis
Photos by Daniella Sinder
Theresa Kelly & Kevin Nelson
Monomoy Theatre, MA
Of Mice and Men is a play adapted from John Steinbeck's 1937 Of Mice and Men novel of the same name.
Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Using historical references from this era, I designed, collected and altered garments to resemble people from this period in the history. Having in mind a fairly intimate theater space, I went for subtleties that are usually only present in costume design for film. Very tight palette and patterns contribute to the idea of the male cohort and comradery. The main concept was to depict relatable characters.