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

(Photo credit: me)