Posts Tagged 'Intimate Apparel'

Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

For every new play written about an Esther Mills, it seems there are a dozen more about Mary Todd Lincoln’s black seamstress, Martin Luther King Jr.’s black hotel maid and Woodrow Wilson’s black stenographer. It is simply easier for playwrights to get a commission when they choose to focus on African-American characters who are connected to known historical figures.

Closer than its seams: CTC preps for ‘intimate apparel’

Closer than its seams: CTC preps for ‘intimate apparel’

It all began with a photograph. While cleaning through her grandmother’s things, Lynn Nottage found a picture of her great-grandmother with a Barbadian. Nottage was aware that her great-grandmother was a seamstress who specialized in making intimate apparel for ladies, and of her connection to the Caribbean island of Barbados, but that picture made her curious.