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Behind The Scenes. Leading Ladies. Raven Ong

As promised, I will give you more than your usual theater blogs. Disclaimer: I am not saying that I am the only one doing this but it is just that I seldom see a blog that would feature the people behind the play who works as hard as the actors, directors and the other people who are part of it.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Raven Ong. He is the Costume Designer for Leading Ladies. He took up Production Design course at De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde and graduated year 2007.

Some of his works include:

  • Dolores – Independent Film
  • Shock Value – Dulaang UP (Costume Stylist)
  • Noah – ABS – CBN (Costume Stylist)
  • The 39 Steps – Repertory Philippines
  • Shakespeare In Hollywood – Repertory Philippines
  • Seussical – Costume Supervisor, Repertory Philippines
  • Peter Pan – Repertory Philippines
  • The Little Mermaid – Associate Costume Design, Atlantis

He also had projects under the apprenticeship with Eric Pineda which includes:

  • West Side Story – Stages
  • Coppelia – Ballet Philippines
  • Joy Luck Club – Repertory Philippines
Just want to share some of his thoughts.

“Like in each and every production, a costume designer needs to get and absorb the vision”

“Of his/her director, you need to see what is in his/her mind. Then, you simply execute it.”

“In Leading Ladies, it is clear between Michael (Williams, director) and me to put humor into the costumes”

“Though Leading Ladies is purely comedy, the costumes still need to support the text”

Now, let’s hear something from his colleagues:

Cris Villonco. “When I met Raven during the production of The Joy Luck Club, we hit it off right away. He is such a joy to be around because not only is he a fantastic costume designer, but nothing is ever too complicated or stressful for him. Also, he has such a kind heart and is a wonderful friend.”

Giannina Ocampo.”Raven is a true costume genius. I call him the “Magician.” He literally makes the impossible happen!! Give him P20 and he’ll make you look like a million bucks! He exceeds all expectations and is such a JOY to work with. He and i started with Repertory Phils the same time (“39 Steps”) so he’s really special to me”

Enjoy his work !!! Watch Leading Ladies. The play will run until March 4, 2012. Onstage, 2nd flr, Greenbelt 1 Paseo De Roxas cor Legaspi St., Makati City.

*Pictures are from BroadwayWorld.com by Jory Rivera and GR Rodis.

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