Finito by Deborah Lash

Whew! After 2 1/2 years of working on a website, three months almost full-time, the redesign is complete. What a great feeling! I’m so proud of the site. It will always be a work in progress, with little edits here or there, but overall it has been completely transformed. Read more about the process here.

Image design by Freepik

Image design by Freepik

The Skin of Our Teeth by Deborah Lash

This spring, I've had the joy of working on The Skin of Our Teeth, a play by Thornton Wilder, as costume designer for The Theatre Lab. We had 16 actors and about 50-60 different costumes, ranging from a 1940s nuclear family, to the Atlantic City boardwalk, to a post-war, post-apocalyptic world. It's been great fun, and I'm proud of what we've produced together. For more costumes, see here.


Cabaret Rising by Deborah Lash

For the first few months of 2018, I've had the privilege of serving as Costume Designer for the TBD Immersive production of 'Cabaret Rising' at Dupont Underground in DC. What a great group of people! I've truly enjoyed using a different creative muscle. See more costumes in my online album.

Deborah Lash’s stellar costumes add to that illusion. The performers are decked out in their finest retro-trash chic. Dakota Schuck’s dumpster-diving pawnbroker sports a scruffy beard and a brown leather duster, while Alexander Burnett’s cabaret queen glitters in rhinestones, faux fur, and a pink wig. The characters’ cobbled-together look is just the kind of dirty, pretty improvisation that a group of thespians seeking political asylum would wear.
— DC Metro Theater Arts, Feb. 11, 2018
The costumes evince a steampunk aesthetic that’s equal parts KitKatClub and Blade Runner.
— Washington City Paper, Feb. 15, 2018
The variety of costumes and decor was both impressive and fascinating: Some actors donned a hipster look similar to a Palo Alto techie, some were dressed in all-black punk-rock aesthetic and others looked like Harley Quinn’s futuristic minions.
— The Hoya, Feb. 16, 2018
Cabaret Rising

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Round the World by Deborah Lash

Round the world and home again
That’s the sailor’s way
Faster faster, faster faster
There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing
Is it raining, is it snowing
Is a hurricane a-blowing

- Willy Wonka