From a lifelong passion for Art and History,
designing costumes became a logical progression
into a career path.
"Exceptional Period. Innovative Modern."
Opera | Theater | Film | TV
Set, Scenery & Draperies
NOVA | PBS
New England Conservatory
Andover-based tailor Andrew J. Poleszak shares a similar story. With nearly 40 years of costuming experience, he works on film productions in close proximity to acting talent, making sure their costumes fit perfectly. He says 2020 was going to be the first year he could go “from a movie project to TV to a couple weeks off to go to Italy.” Poleszak says, “so many people have said the same thing.” COVID-19 has changed everyone’s plans.
Now, my talented and long-suffering costume designer, Andrew Poleszak, will always go the extra mile for me, but boiling animal brains was pushing it. In the end he avoided the issue by using ready-dyed animal skins that looked the right color, and we hired an army of seamstresses to get the costumes done in time. We all thought the problem was solved.
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"The actor [Ray Bolger] probably had an asbestos sleeve on one arm," explains Andrew Poleszak, a costume designer in Boston. "They padded out the arm of his costume, put combustible fluid on the cloth, and set the edges on fire."
Costume Designer | December 2008
Costume Designer | Period: Spain or Latin America, 1930
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"Caleb Wertenbaker designed a spectacular Art Deco production, with fabulously fanciful coordinated costumes by Andrew J. Poleszak." - NEC offers sweet, spirited 'Cendrillon' | The Boston Globe