Arnold Designs for Theatre and Film

Written by Laura Paskin
October 5, 2015

Theatre Professor Harmony Arnold designs costumes for both theatre and film. Her work is featured in two of her latest creative endeavors this month.

Capitol Hill Season 2, the feature-length sequel to the acclaimed web series Capitol Hill, will be on the big screen at the Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on October 10. The show, which was filmed in Seattle, brings back the character of Celeste Dahl, a rich and powerful socialite played by the actor Jinkx Monsoon, who wreaks havoc with Roses Smell, played by Waxie Moon, who is living the happy new life in Seattle. At the 6th annual Indie Series Awards Ceremony, she received an award for Best Costume Design for her work on the original web series Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill Season 2 will be shown on October 10, 2015, at 9:15 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. Details here.

Arnold is also designing the costumes for Buyer & Cellar, by Jonathan Tolins, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. The comedy, directed by David Bennett, follows the mayor of Disney's Toontown who becomes the resident shopkeeper for Barbra Streisand's basement mall.

Buyer and Cellar runs October 23 - November 22, 2015. Details here.

Arnold is In-Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager in the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership. In addition to designing for Seattle University productions, she has worked as a costume designer in theatre, film, and commercial venues including The Abingdon Theatre Off-Broadway in New York City, Sierra Repertory Theatre in Sonora, CA, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival and locally at Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Village Theatre, The Washington Ensemble Theatre, On the Boards, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Simple, and Western Washington University.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University. The Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership offers 7undergraduate degrees in Theatre, Music, and Interdisciplinary Arts and an MFA in Arts Leadership.